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My Evacuation from South Africa to Germany

Added 04-05-20 05:38:02pm EST - “My family and I boarded a flight on Friday as part of an evacuation measure expected to bring back some 5,000 German nationals home as the Wuhan Coronavirus reaches the southern tip of Africa.” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “My Evacuation from South Africa to Germany”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

My family and I boarded a flight on Friday as part of an evacuation measure expected to bring back some 5,000 German nationals home as the Wuhan Coronavirus reaches the southern tip of Africa.

Having reported news for almost six years, I seldom become a subject of it myself. Yesterday was one such rare exception as I was repatriated from South Africa to Germany.

I, along with my family, boarded the first flight out of the country on Friday as part of an evacuation measure expected to bring back some 5,000 German nationals home as the Wuhan Coronavirus reaches the southern tip of Africa.

Following the first confirmed case of the life-threatening virus in early March, South Africa imposed a 21-day nationwide lockdown starting March 27. So far, the country registered 1,585 cases of infection and 9 related deaths. Despite relatively low numbers, given more than 1,2 million infected people worldwide, the government in Pretoria is fearful of a nationwide pandemic. The authorities fears hidden cases of the virus in huge and sprawling townships across the nation. According to the country’s health minister, ‘hundreds of thousands’ of Coronavirus tests are needed to project realistic figures.

Personally, it was hard to say goodbye to our new home we set up about half a year ago. We were blessed to make amazing new friends in such a short time; trustworthy enough to leave our house and our beloved 8-year-old cat ‘Mowgli’ (Yes, I am a Kipling fan!) in their care.

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