Couple Traveling the World in a Yacht Had No Idea Coronavirus Had Swept the Globe | 22 Words

With the pandemic dominating all our newspapers and headlines, it'd be pretty difficult to have not heard about the deadly virus that has been sweeping across our globe.

But there are two people who somehow missed this memo. One couple we're enjoying the holiday of a lifetime - and nobody told them they were in the middle of a horrifying pandemic...

Let's start from the beginning...

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The deadly virus has taken our planet hostage, and is showing no signs of letting go anytime soon.

It only took a month for the World Health Organization to declare a global emergency...

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Which 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.

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Because, fast forward a few months, and nearly every major country in the world has been infected by the virus.

World leaders have been left with little choice but to bring their countries to a total stand-still...

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And many have banned large and crowded events, and any travel to and from infected countries.

Italy went into total lockdown...

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Leaving their streets completely deserted.

And it didn't take long for the virus to reach the States.

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The first case was confirmed in Washington in late January after a citizen returned from a trip to China.

So, amid all this chaos and panic...

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The virus has obviously been the main thing to dominate our headlines this past month.

It is literally everywhere.

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And everyone is talking about it.

So, as you can imagine...

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It'd be pretty difficult to have not heard about the pandemic. Even if you are avoiding the news, you're bound to have heard from word of mouth.

Well, amazing, Jared Leto managed to (almost) miss the whole thing.

He emerged from a 12-day yoga retreat with no idea about the pandemic. Crazy!

And he wasn't the only one.

It seems there are a select few circumstances that could lead to people not knowing what's going on around the world...

Take this couple...

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Elena Manighetti from Lombardy, Italy and Ryan Osborne from Manchester, UK, managed to avoid the whole news cycle.

How?

Well, the two were actually in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on a yacht journey of a lifetime.

They traveled 3,000 miles from the Canary Island to St. Vincent.

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During which time they had no mobile phone signal or internet connection.

And as for other boaters they encountered?

The pair had asked not to be given any "bad news" - which was basically all the news during their trip!

It was only as they approached land they realized nothing was as normal.

They were banned from entering several Caribbean ports.

But the pair reportedly still didn't grasp the gravity of the situation.

They believed the refusals were part of a careful precaution - rather than a globe-shattering pandemic.

They were eventually allowed to dock.

As their yacht's GPS proved that the pair had actually, accidentally, been in a 15-day quarantine together.

The couple are currently marooned in Bequia, Saint Vincent.

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But it's not known what they'll do next - as travel to basically anywhere is still strictly prohibited!

Is it bad that we're kind of jealous they missed this horrifying time?

Although we don't envy their new stranded status whatsoever! Want more offbeat lockdown content? Scroll on for what all your favorite stars have been up to ...