Couple Gets Trapped In Paradise During Pandemic

A  South African couple found themselves stranded at a Maldives resort, all alone with the staff, trapped in paradise. Raul and Olivia De Freitas only planned to stay for six days and then the pandemic hit. Olivia said, "Everyone says they want to be stuck on a tropical island until you're actually stuck." The newlyweds splurged on a honeymoon at the Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives, an island resort with room for 180 guests paying at least $750 a night. They arrived on March 22 and were told just a few days later that the airports were closing. It was impossible for them to change their flight or get to the airport. So they had the entire resort and island to themselves for over a week. They were relocated to another five-star resort where South African travelers are being housed until flight permissions are worked out. And they're not alone: Thousands of tourists have been trapped worldwide, including others in paradise.

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