A Costa Rican is still stranded in China, in a city quarantined due to the coronavirus. She was told her country will come to her rescue over a month ago but the plane never arrived.
She has been in Wuhan, China studying for a master’s degree in Urban Planning. Just a few months before graduation, the coronavirus outbreak happened. Since then, she has been quarantined to her residence at the school.
Each person is allowed to go out once every ten days for supplies. Then they share amongst them so everyone has what they need. She has stayed free of the virus thus far.
Still, some Ticos worry that she may carry the virus and bring it back to Costa Rica without knowing. This has led to an explosion of derogatory comments on social media. The girl’s mother forbade her from looking at social media for this reason.
Her mother believes that the Government of Costa Rica has done everything it could but has not been able to bring her daughter home. She hopes nobody is ever in this situation. She is thankful for a friend who is a psychologist and is helping her through the tough time.