“I spent over a week in Shenzhen trying to find flights.”

OHAMBILEYO  |  COVID STUCK ABROAD
On the final episode of the season, Merissa Naidoo traces her life back to her time living in Suchen, China in December 2019. She had fallen sick, but was convinced it wasn’t this new virus that everyone back home in South Africa seemed to be worrying about. What she didn’t know at the time was how much that virus would affect everything in her life, including being stuck near the border of Hong Kong for a week in January 2021, all while expecting her first child, wondering if she would ever make it back home.

For verified information about Covid-19, please refer to the World Health Organization (WHO) website. [see link below]

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(This episode was recorded on 30 July 2021.)

“Covid Stuck Abroad” was created and produced by Zola Zingithwa.

Music: “Lazy Sumday” by Sahy Uhns, part of the “Bonus Beat Blast”. It is an original beat/rhythm library from dublab’s international family of music makers. The entire collection is licensed under a Creative Commons CC BY 3.0 license which gives you the freedom to share and remix. Source: Free Music Archive.

This episode was recorded with assistance from the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme through the National Arts Council.