Best or worst thing ever?
A South African couple has been stranded on an island for weeks due to COVID 19. They left for their honeymoon just days before officials shut down the island to tourists/visitors, and now Raul and Olivia De Freitas are still hanging out at a 5-star resort in the Maldives.
They were only planning on staying for six days, having left for their honeymoon on March 22nd.
By Wednesday they received notice that their home country of South Africa was closing all of their airports by midnight on Thursday. According to the New York Times, "Flights back to South Africa are five hours to Doha, Qatar, a three-hour layover, and then nine hours to Johannesburg — so even if they scrambled, and even if they could get a flight, the complexities of leaving their remote island ensured they’d never make it home in time."
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photo via New York Times