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Coronavirus & Me: Ben Kavanagh’s journey - from quarantine in Wuhan to Wirral

Coronavirus & Me: Ben Kavanagh’s journey - from quarantine in Wuhan to Wirral
look it's the mother there she is now hello mother I might be infected right now I have no idea another beautiful day in

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Rohan never I've

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well earlier I spoke to Ben Cavanaugh who's from Island and working as a teacher in

Wuhan

busy streets number one trending on YouTube in the world is my fat face oh my god hi oh yeah my name is Ben Cavanaugh I live in

Wuhan

and today I'm going to go to the shop one mask another mask apparently this mask actually
coronavirus me ben kavanagh s journey   from quarantine in wuhan to wirral
doesn't do much but two masks is always better than one hopefully nothing is getting in through my mouth I forget the most important thing and the silliest thing all right oh my god got a big backpack got a big suitcase okay let's go to the shop don't expect to run into anyone today I'm not gonna touch them with my hand I'm just gonna knee it I love it no one around another beautiful day in

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Rohan it's so quiet fruits still open that's a good sign there is
my friend we are going to the shop don't need to look left and right there's no cars hello I'm well are you well okay your suitcase let's go so this is Hong Kong Road usually a very very busy road but obviously not today not for the foreseeable future great to bike though one of the 6,000 taxi is deployed would rather not get in it though people still queuing for the pharmacy maybe prescriptions this is a city and the population bigger than London and it is empty I moved to China
almost two years ago I finished University and I was looking for work I got an email saying do you want to teach in China and it's like all right I'll go teach in China I teach English and psychology the Christmas just gone was my second Christmas not at home in Ireland new year was probably more fun it was just me and two other close friends it was just such a fun night we drank we played games it was just a really nice way to bring in the new year I remember virus rumors I think it was
the 31st of December there was a fish market people who worked at the fish market they were all taken to a hospital but my dad messaged me about it because he was reading the newspaper he sent me a picture and it said SARS outbreak something in China and I was like oh I've heard of that no need to worry and then my mother messaged me saying because she's hearing about it now in the news and I'm like don't worry don't worry no need to worry it's nothing just a little thing
in a fish market and look how wrong I was just like a horror zombies where there's no one on the streets it's so strange so surreal but that is something I never expected to see the punishment for driving is a fine and potentially losing your license so these people must have good reason to be driving where do you go little puppy he's so cute but we're not going to risk going near him well I was cute what is this eight lanes ten lanes ten Lane Road we were worried but it is open
we have arrived Carrefour empty shopping center the supermarket's are full of stuff fruit and veg all fresh stuff oh well stocked yeah I love to see it I don't even know what that is some sort of maybe a stingray better everyone still vying meat produce you gotta miss for a while who loves ripped whatever yeah yeah we both got the same idea bye-bye eggs check everything else check check check let's go self checkout only and we are gonna be a while okay okay this year we have
finished in the shop heavy suitcase now back out to a deserted city first we have an update on the spread of the deadly

coronavirus

there are now calls for the federal government to take drastic measures 56 people have died so far on the front line of a new viral epidemic

Wuhan

is a city now and lockdown cut off from the rest of the world I'm just making dinner good a pasta bit of corn couple hot dogs probably some fruits as well and some peanuts just for a bit of protein like I said
coronavirus me ben kavanagh s journey   from quarantine in wuhan to wirral
you're a very basic meal this isn't Gordon Ramsay Kitchen Nightmares this is all stuff I bought the other day at Carrefour yeah yeah but a pasta couple hot dogs thrown in as well lovely job I went to put on a hoodie because it's a bit chilly damn that did not go up a bit huh bow her carry girls actually I don't know if I'm gonna say that never mind it's not carry girls just standard Chinese butter there was a job so this is where I have been

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d lovely apartment
there's a puzzle of Totoro my friend from the shopping video she did that on Christmas Day yeah the bedroom and my balcony where I would usually hang up washing and lovely lovely view of Rohan listen to the silence of a city of 10 million hundreds of foreigners in luhan are returning home France and Australia have ordered evacuations 100 or so Americans from arriving at a military Air Force Base the first Japanese give a qyz arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday morning quite a lot of developments
today there's many many talks about evacuations I'm not going to leave if the risk to others is great I don't make the decision to make the evacuation but if it is an option I think it makes sense to take it because we don't know how this situation will develop you're constantly getting updates that was that that's not my screensaver by the way that's just what happens just random stuff I know that looks weird like I don't know I might be infected right now I have
no idea because of the long incubation time I don't think I am I think I'm okay but we can't take that risk also it's my birthday what a fun birthday in

quarantine

Wuhan

it's what time is it nine o'clock in the PM so I think after almost a week of

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I deserve a birthday beer I thought Corona maybe not given the situation so I went with a different beer at Corona there you go to good health good evening the death toll increases the virus may be spreading even
faster than previously thought corona virus has gone global there is no cure or no vaccines confirmed cases are now just under 6,000 the death toll has now jumped to over a hundred I'm not scared no no no I'm not scared and when I go to bed your mind starts to wander the way all you know when you're going to bed and you can't sleep you just start to think crazy things but try not to think about it it's not time to worry yet not for me I'm not infected as far as I know I
just try not to worry about hating if I worry about it now and then it happens then I've suffered twice I've suffered when I worried and I suffer when it happens so no point worrying good evening the World Health Organization has declared the corona virus outbreak in China a global health emergency the United Kingdom government has unveiled plans to bring back Britain stranded in China there is a seat for me on the British evacuation flight it's going to fly into an RAF base and then
after that there will be

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for two weeks so that's what I've always wanted if I was to be evacuated yeah it's still a very hard decision to leave this life behind because there's just always the worry that you won't get it back and obviously this is mm my house is where I live so that is really affecting my decision but overall I think the health you got to think of your health so that's what I'm doing we're here we're here at the toll bridge before
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you go to the airport taking names making sure everyone's on the list Chinese watching everything's going smoothly getting ready to go oh okay I shall get on the bus let's go home 3 a.m. who waited on that bus for foof over 4 hours I think now we're doing health checks yeah this is the British flight evacuation flight I think it's also the Spanish one because I think it goes to England first and then Madrid and any Irish who are leaving like myself I'm not going yellow
we're on this flight too and we'll be

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d in England yeah getting our tickets for the plane strange system but no other way to do it it looks like our boy getting us out on the evacuation playing with British and Spanish and a few other nationalities so as you come onto the plane you're given a seat number they write down your name and your seat it's just so if the infection spreads on this flight maybe I get infected because I'm sitting beside this person who got
infected no one else is infected so you know we can narrow it down I asked the guy who was given the seats for legroom he gave me like a lovely lovely bit of legroom but it came at a price and that price is and by the toilets so I don't know if that increases my chances of being infected majora doesn't help none of the last week none of those days I've felt like real days so this also doesn't feel like a real day if you know what I mean so the tiredness kind of just escapes you
because just none of this feels real okay this would be my last video for a while I'll let you know if there's any more updates more than 80 Britons have been flown back from

Wuhan

in China waiting for the McBride's Naughton were medics and police and a fleet of horsemen branded poaches as if the scene wasn't already apocalyptic enough they're going to be kept in

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away from their family for the next fourteen days almost there no traffic says stop first eighty-three
Britons at area Park Hospital in the world will be kept in

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in a separate accommodation block I have arrived

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all right so just arrived at

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in the world dice you know I was we were all bored we had no idea what to expect to know if it would be like an actual hospital but I think I think this is nurses accommodation my room for the next two weeks

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all right like that's all right grant grant some allergy free sweet-and-sour chicken shouldn't be too
hard for two weeks I don't know if you can see those people they know we're here they know we're here having a look yeah I know lovely friendly neighbors it's close to 40 hours anyway since I left my apartment hopefully that's not the last time I see it hopefully I get to go back when this is all over but yeah definitely need a shower that's one good thing about the masks or you can't smell anyone else even though we've all we probably all smell disgusting
probably a good choice to come home let's just hope we can all get through this and let's hope everyone in

Wuhan

stays well and the people that didn't come home and the Chinese people that live there hopefully everyone will be okay this is where we are for the next two weeks no one's out until we're all clear so that's exactly what we wanted here we see all the cards and flowers people have been sending in the community special shout out to cheese era and talam for some
lovely drawings bit of entertainment as well grant I've been told actually I've been wearing the mask kind of upside down summer times in the video here I'll show what I was doing was wearing it like this I thought I don't read Chinese I thought maybe that's that tough I was wearing it like that but stupidly obviously you use the little wire you put it on the right way don't do stupid things like I did wear the mask the right way constantly wash your hands make sure
you've got all that if you're worried about the virus yourself anywhere in the world just got a shipment of deliveries lovely this this is the most important thing now we can stay in

quarantine

for as long as necessary doesn't matter if we get sick we'd have it the cure right here there's no cards in the thing I'll probably do a little video of Jaron poker only when I have good cards then tell your mom hi for us she raised a good man god bless her god bless us all a god
bless us all in this situation as far as I'm aware none of us are showing symptoms were all ground but even so I sneeze like three times yesterday and was like no this is it lovely now I will turn this into a delicious breakfast sandwich not this though this is this is handsome t'other oh good lord that baby Emily dropped me off a package she sent me Irish snacks Irish snacks and you love to see it and thank you so much to Emily for that our last night Wednesday will also be a poker
night and I think on that night a lot of people will come just to enjoy last night well hopefully our last night anyway hey are you recording out you know I can edit this in post I've actually won't actually edit out me asking to be recording at midday today it'll be 14 days since we arrived so time to go home is the earnest evocative I've gotta eat about so badly this is their least I've woken up on days I know nine o'clock is gnarly but it has been a while since I saw a
nine o'clock okay I'm packed hello time to go gran just checking under the bed so I haven't put this junket on in two weeks this is the junket I came in and I look in the pocket oh good time of day taking out the mask see it out we're out mask up oh well oh there they are a proper press no no look it's the mother there she is now hello mother hi Ben capita here in Liverpool with my mother I would be foreign team with the famous pints all as well you