If you want to keep yourself and your family from getting the deadly Coronavirus disease, where should you go? Citizens are now flying towards two Asian countries such as Hong Kong and Singapore after they reportedly contain the virus in a more advanced method than other countries. Some even claim that these cities might be the safest places to stay during this pandemic.
Where to go to protect yourself from getting Coronavirus? Singapore and Hong Kong on top choices!
According to a report in the South China Morning Post, the number of tourists traveling to Hong Kong and Singapore is now increasing in all their airlines. This is after reports said that these two Asian cities were handling the Coronavirus disease in a stricter and higher containment.
For example, Hong Kong resident Larry Salibra narrated that he wanted his parents-- currently residing at the United States-- to travel now in Hong Kong with him. Larry's parents were already in the aged 70s, which reportedly more likely to get the virus. According to him, Hong Kong authorities already took the COVID-19 health issue "seriously" back in Jan-- even after the spread goes worldwide.
This is his reason why he chose Hong Kong as one of the safest places to stay during this pandemic. He also criticized the US government with their behavior of "dismissing the risk."
"Given that my parents are in the age range that has a much higher fatality rate, it seemed to me that the best place to be would be in a place like Hong Kong, Singapore, or Taiwan," said Salibra.
Just like Salibra, Jen Lasher, a 37-year-old lawyer who is based in the city of Thousand Oaks, California, also plans the same thing with her family. Unlike Salibra though, Singapore would be her safest harbor from the disease since Lasher believes that their "use of technology to trace and contain coronavirus cases is more advanced than in the US."
Meanwhile, British residents also plan to fly overseas with the continuous spread of Coronavirus. A Singapore-based Malaysian, identified as J, brought forward her 15-year-old son's flight from London and returned to Singapore after seeing how the United Kingdom resolves the health issue.
"He was due to be home for the Easter holidays, but we decided to take him out early, seeing the current situation in Britain," said J, who is self-employed. "The British government's approach to containing the virus is not very reassuring."
Singapore and Hong Kong worry about the increasing tourists in their cities
Though tourism is one of the most important aspects that a country must appreciate. In today's course of events, this is not good news.
Since tourists are now relying on Singapore and Hong Kong as the safest harbor from the disease, experts from the cities said that they are more worried that this might cause trouble for their people.
"We are going to be prepared to see a bit of an increase and spike in cases over the next two weeks because, as with the surge in tourists, there will certainly be cases among them," said Dr. Asok Kurup, an infectious disease physician at Singapore's Mount Elizabeth Hospital. "We would probably have to deal with the surge, and most of the hospitals even in the private sector are ready to accept cases, and we have ramped up infrastructure in that way."