"It was like a ghost town."

At the beginning of 2020, Tina Hsu was working as an ESL teacher at a public school in Jeonju, South Korea. When she travelled home to South Africa for a short vacation in February 2020, she had no idea that the virus she had been hearing about on the news, would ultimately come to impact her life as well. Watching from afar in her home country, as Covid-19 cases in her adopted country were increasing, she had to make the decision: does she stay? Or does she go back?

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

For South African specific information on Covid-19, please refer to the official South African government website. [Link below]

(This episode was recorded on 29 April 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.