They lived for 100 days on a desert island with a 9-month-old baby. The story of Americans stranded in the Bahamas because of COVID-19
American Brian Trautman, 44, and his Swedish wife, Karin, 29, were caught in a pandemic in the Bahamas. And because they were not allowed to return to the United States, they spent 100 days on a desert island with their 9-month-old daughter, Sierra.
Captain Brian Trautman has been roaming the oceans of the planet for more than 10 years, aboard his light yacht SV Delos. For him and his wife, Karin, "the sea is everything and avoids as much as possible to stay on land." But on March 17, when the Bahamas declared an epidemiological state of emergency due to COVID-19 and closed its borders on March 23, Brian and Karin were forced to take refuge on a desert island.
Even though their little girl is only nine months old, the two adventurers took risks and lived by drinking rainwater and eating what Brian, who is a good diver, hunted or fished. In an interview with the BBC, Karin admitted that they went through hard times and even had a panic attack until she realized that they were "isolated in paradise".
"We had the opportunity to be isolated from the rest of the world on a desert island in the Bahamas and we did not come into contact with anyone. We will leave the island after staying 100 days because the hurricane season is approaching and in June it is very dangerous to stay in the middle of the ocean ", said Karin.
They did not lack internet connection and electricity by successfully using the solar panels on the yacht and wind energy. Karin overcame the psychological blockage after Brian explained that the island they had settled on was only three days' walk from the nearest hospital. They have managed to turn half of their wardrobe into diapers for Sierra and can't wait to return to civilization to make enough supplies for another adventure.
The two adventurers received the approval of the Bahamas authorities to remain on the island during the epidemic that killed more than 370,000 worldwide only after offering assurances that they would not interfere in the biodiversity of this exotic paradise.
He has been living at the airport for 110 days. An Estonian has been unable to leave the Manila terminal since March
He has been living at the airport for over 100 days. Roman Trofimov arrived at the airport in Manila, Philippines on March 20, aboard an Air Asia aircraft. From then until now, the airport has become his home because he could not leave.
Roman Trofimov lives a nightmare worthy of Kafka's books. He arrived in Manila, Philippines, on March 20 and has been making desperate efforts to be assisted by authorities. The Estonian said he ran out of passports when he passed the Immigration office, so it was impossible for him to get Air Asia to Thailand.
Then came the COVID-19 pandemic, and the entire planet blocked hundreds of thousands of flights. But Trofimov hoped he would be able to return to Bangkok, Thailand, because the number of illnesses was kept under control by the authorities. But hopes were dashed.
Following the suspension of flights in South Asia, the Philippine authorities did not allow him to enter the country because visas were no longer issued. So his only home remained "no man's land," that is, the airport. He was stranded in the Manila airport terminal and on July 7 ticked exactly 110 days since he turned the transit area into his second home.
Initially, the Estonian tourist hoped to reach the province of Cebu, in the Philippines, and had to board a flight to his destination on March 20. He was compensated for the suspended race, but the situation did not change. The Estonian television station ERR explained that Trofimov had a "gray passport", a document specific to people with unclear citizenship.
He was left without a passport after his document was withheld at the Immigration Office. He asked for the help of the Estonian Embassy, and the authorities said that he refused a repatriation flight on the grounds that "the embassy asked him to pay 1,500 euros". In reply, officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that "Trofimov took the risk when he traveled during a period when flights were suspended."
The measures undertaken by various countries to put people under stringent lockdowns to stop the spread of the coronavirus have experienced an unforeseen and unique benefit. The outbreak has, at least in part, contributed to a noticeable drop in pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in some countries.
“Since the lockdown: Venice's canals have become crystal clear. Italy's coasts have dolphins coming nearer and nearer. Japan now has deer roaming free in the streets, and Thailand: the same with monkeys. China has record-breaking pollution cuts. The Earth has already begun showing signs of amazing things that are happening from the absence of human pollution. What if- and hear me out..- what if the entire human population used this as an opportunity to restart society on a greener, more environmentally conscious foot. What we're seeing in the span of a couple of days is amazing. A pipe dream.” Gina Mayer
The drastic measures enforced by China during the coronavirus outbreak have slashed deadly air pollution, potentially saving the lives of tens of thousands of people, a Stanford University researcher said.
Klopp said the pandemic could make companies and governments realize that other threats to humanity, including climate change, could be the most devastating and harmful.
"As we move to restart these economies, we need to use this moment to think about what we value," she said. "Do we want to go back to the status quo, or do we want to tackle these big structural problems and restructure our economy and reduce emissions and pollution?"
Now we must realize the harmful impacts we made to our planet are the deadliest one, we must understand that we have to stop pollution and finally start being friendly to our planet.
Is the pandemic virus a sign to stop humans actions against planet?
Let’s think about this one more time.
Chlorine based disinfectant is one of the most powerful solutions that eliminates coronavirus from surfaces. The recipe is very simple and you can try it right at home. Here's what you have to do!
If you want to prepare your own disinfectant with which to sanitize your home, you will need to be very careful about how you use chlorine. Because it is a caustic substance, it should not be mixed with other solutions, but diluted only with water, in appropriate proportions. Here is the exact network and what you need to do!
How to prepare your own chlorine disinfectant. Recipe for home
The American Center for Disease Control recommends disinfecting surfaces in our home - tiles, wall tiles, linoleum, door handles, etc. - using a chlorine solution with a concentration of 1:50, ie 20 ml of chlorine per liter of water. This disinfectant, properly prepared, sanitizes surfaces and objects that we come into contact with daily, but does not affect our health. If you think this amount of chlorine is small, find out that it is actually more than enough for the complete elimination of coronavirus.
The tools you need:
You will need a spray container where you can keep the solution;
A graduated container to make the necessary measurements;
Household rubber gloves;
A nose and mouth protection mask. This way you will avoid inhaling chlorine vapors. If you do not have a mask, you can use a scarf, a handkerchief, a handkerchief, any textile material that will prevent you from inhaling the vapors;
Recipe for daily use
First of all, you must know that the disinfectant is prepared outdoors, or, if you do not live at ground house and do not have a yard, go to the balcony. If you do not have a balcony, prepare the solution in a very well ventilated room, with the windows wide open. Chlorine releases extremely toxic vapors. To make a solution with a concentration of 1:50 you need 20 ml of chlorine in 1 liter of water. Pour water into a basin, add chlorine, mix and use the solution for washing on the floor or for disinfecting other objects. The disinfectant can be used daily, and if it is more concentrated, it should be used once a few days.
The chlorine-based disinfectant is prepared according to a very simple recipe, but we must pay close attention to the quantities of chlorine and water we use. It is the most important aspect. If not, chlorine could seriously affect our health.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus, he announced this on his personal page on social media.
Johnson mentioned in a video that he has "mild symptoms" of coronavirus, including fever and "a persistent cough." Johnson is the first world leader found to be infected with the virus.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to be under self-quarantine after her doctor was found infected with the coronavirus. She has undergone two tests that were confirmed negative, but there are awaiting results for the third test.
Johnson and Merkel said that they will continue to work from home, being self-isolates.
"Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus," Johnson said via Twitter. "I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government's response via video-conference as we fight this virus. Together we will beat this."
If Johnson would not be able to accomplish his official duties, his role would be temporarily done by Dominic Raab, the U.K.'s foreign secretary and first secretary of state.
On the same day, some hours earlier the British health minister Matt Hancock, announced on his Twitter page that he is self-isolating at home with mild symptoms after he has tested positive for coronavirus.
The U.K. currently has over 12,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, and 580 people have died from COVID-19, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
The last weeks there is a message seen and heard everywhere “Stay Home”. Social-distancing is important today, people need to keep the distance, so to stay safe. Doctors and health officials are the one who recommends social-distancing, but some brands came around and started promoting this within twisting up their logos.
Five huge brands, well known all around the world, found an ingenious way to stay in line with health officials and recommend social-distancing. We live in a modern world, where people are looking for trends and famous brands. This step was done to encourage people to keep safe themselves.
McDonald’s separated in their logo the iconic gold arches.Editor-in-chief of Ad Age, Brian Braiker, says it’s time for brands to provide a “real, meaningful service”. So McDonald’s did this, they twisted up their logo in some locations, so to stand with health officials and highlight the importance of social-distancing.
Audi set their four rings apart, as a sign of social-distancing. On Audi official page there is an important message “Stay at home, keep your distance, stay healthy, support each other – we are in this together. As a global company and a global community, our highest priority is to identify any opportunities to #FlattenTheCurve. Stay safe.”
Volkswagen also came up in solidarity with other brands by distancing the V and W in the logo. In their official video, they encourage people by mentioning that together we can pass everything, even if we are in such situation. We can stay safe by keeping the distance and understanding the consequences.
Both Audi and Volkswagen, that share the same ownership, shared videos of their tweaked up logos on their social media. Both companies are encouraging people to stay home and keep social-distancing.
Coca Cola came up with billboards that have an important message for people. “Staying apart is the best way to stay united.”. This is the motto of the brand during quarantine and the continuous spread of coronavirus.Coca Cola is the brand that always is aligned with not only the latest events but pioneering marketing trends as well. The message appears even on billboard in the deserted Times Square in NYC.
Chiquita is sending the message by removing their fruit lady from the logo on Instagram saying she’s home. Chiquita is a famous brand that is providing basically the whole world with bananas. They removed the famous lady from the logo, so recommending social-distancing, and encourage people to stay at home.“I’m already home. Please do the same and protect yourself. #stayhome” is written on Chiquita Instagram page.