The coronavirus (COVID-19) has swept through the world in recent months, creating havoc and uncertainty in many countries. Now a global pandemic, many countries are initiating travel bans and advisories, as well as implementing executive orders to ban large gatherings in hopes of getting the rate of infection under control. In addition to China and South Korea, Europe is also seeing a large number of confirmed cases with the virus.
DJ/ actor Sammy Leung’s (森美) 17-year-old son, Lancelot Leung (梁曦樂), is currently studying abroad in England. Fearing for his son’s safety and afraid that travel bans may be extended to England soon, Sammy is making preparations to have Lancelot fly back to Hong Kong as soon as possible.
Sammy shared, “Currently, many schools in England are telling their study-abroad students to go back home. I am currently making preparations for it. Originally, my son had no plans to return to Hong Kong even during Easter break. However, because of the critical situation in Europe right now, Hong Kong may be a safer place.”
Stressed about the difficulties of traveling lately, Sammy expressed, “A lot of my friends in Hong Kong are having their children come back to Hong Kong, so the flights have been fully booked this week. I may have to plan for my son to return next week instead.”
Due to extreme stockpiling, Lancelot’s supply of face masks is running low. As a short-term solution, Sammy has mailed some of his face mask supplies to Lancelot in the meantime until travel preparations are finalized.
Earlier, Sammy’s parents were quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which was docked at Yokohama Port in Japan. After finally disembarking the ship, Sammy’s parents were further quarantined for another 14 days on land. Fortunately, they did not exhibit any symptoms and did not test positive for the virus and were eventually released.
Once Sammy successfully gets Lancelot home, the family can finally safely be together in Hong Kong during this critical time.
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.