As the world continues to become victim to the deadly coronavirus, world leaders have urged people to take extra precautions in order to prevent further spreading of the disease.
Now that flights have been canceled and vacations are looking like an unlikely, we're having a difficult time to come to terms with the dreadful news. One couple has decided that they were going to enjoy their pre-planned vacation without actually leaving their home.
Keep scrolling to see the full video behind their home-made "vacation."
We are in the midst of a medical crisis.
via: GettyThe deadly coronavirus, or COVID-19, as medical experts are referring to it, has taken our planet hostage, and is showing no signs of letting go anytime soon.
What exactly is COVID-19, and just how dangerous is it?
via: GettyAccording to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 is a new strain of coronaviruses that had not been previously been identified in humans.
The virus primarily affects the respiratory system.
via: GettyAnd common symptoms include fever, coughing, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties.
But, in more severe cases...
via: GettyAnd in patients who are elderly and have existing health issues, the virus can lead to pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.
Close to 200,000 people all over the world have now been infected with the virus...
via: Getty187,404, to be precise. And, devastatingly, a staggering 7,478 more have been reported to have died from the illness.
It's a dire situation.
via: GettyAnd many have been asking the same thing - Where did this virus actually come from?
Well, the virus is believed to have originated in Wuhan, China.
via: GettyOn December 31st, 2019, China alerted the World Health Organization of several flu-like cases in Wuhan.
And where did it come from?
via: GettyMany different theories have been proposed, but it is now widely believed to have originated from the sale of meat from wild animals, especially bats, where the virus has been discovered in the past.
And, despite infected people being quarantined...
via: GettyThe virus was alarmingly quick to spread, with cases being reported as far away as Thailand just one week later.
It only took a month for the World Health Organization to declare a global emergency...
via: GettyWhich was done in an attempt to combat the virus and enable countries to put in strict measures to prevent any further spread.
But these attempts were to little avail.
via: GettyBecause, fast forward 3 months, and nearly every major country in the world has been infected by the virus, with some of the worst affected being Japan, South Korea, Russia, Italy, Iran, and Spain.
World leaders have been left with little choice but to bring their countries to a total stand-still...
via: GettyAnd many have banned large and crowded events, and any travel to and from infected countries.
And it didn't take long for the virus to reach us here in the States.
via: GettyOur first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Washington in late January after a citizen returned from a trip to China.
And, since then, the numbers have been rising at a frightening pace.
via: GettySince the first COVID-19 patient in Washington, there have been 4,774 more confirmed cases across the country and ninety-three deaths. We've been warned to self-isolate if there's even a chance that you may have contracted the virus.
Other countries have also placed strict sanctions to prevent further spreading.
However, some people haven't managed to leave the country.
via: TwitterDave and Norma, an Aussie couple who planned to spend their 53rd wedding anniversary on a lovely cruise have had to put their plans on hold since the pandemic.
But that wasn't going to keep them from celebrating such a momentous occasion.
via: TwitterThey decided if they couldn't go on their vacation, they would bring it home. That's right, they were going on that cruise regardless.
Their daughter, Jane, posted the video of the outcome to her TikTok.
via: TwitterAnd I have to say, her parents managed to make the best out of an unfortunate situation. The wine. The TV beach. The bathrobes were a good touch too.
This is what their daughter had to say...
via: TwitterAs per LADbible, she described the situation: "We had an idea that if we put a video up of water on their TV and they dress as though they would on their cruise they might not feel so disappointed as they were really looking forward to going to celebrate their 53rd wedding anniversary."
"Needless to say, we all had a chuckle over making the quick video."
Cruise cancelled? 🚢No problem 🤣 #Covid_19 #coronavirus #CoronavirusPandemic #CoronaOutbreak #coronavirusaus… https://t.co/RInEITsFHv— Jane 🏠😷 (@Jane 🏠😷)1584089812.0