- A couple, Elena Manighetti and Ryan Osborne, who sailed in late February got to know of coronavirus outbreak when they wanted to dock
- The couple said though they knew about the virus in China when they set out, they were 'unaware' of the damage it had done to the world
- After a 25-day sail at sea, the couple saw that most of the people they knew already got infected
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Elena Manighetti and Ryan Osborne, a couple who started sailing around the world after they quit their jobs 2017 never knew there is Covid-19 outbreak until they wanted to dock their ship in the Caribbean.
According to Daily Mail, the couple left the Canary Islands in late February as they set their mind to sail to St Vincent.
It was the wish of the couple to never be given bad news during their sail and they duly informed their families so.
When they got to the Canary Island, they immediately got the news that a virus outbreak has been ravaging the world.
The couple, however, said that though they knew of the virus when it was still affecting China, they never thought it would affect their voyage.
Information about the outbreak first frittered to them when a friend who had gone ahead of them at sea told them about the lockdown.
“In February we'd heard there was a virus in China, but with the limited information we had we figured by the time we got to the Caribbean in 25 days it would all be over.," Elena Manighetti said.
Authorities had to confirm from their GPS that they had been in some form of quarantine because of their time at sea before they allowed back to their home town.
Though their families are safe due to the lockdown, some of the people knew had fallen victims to the virus.
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