• A man in Vilnius, Lithuania, with help from his sons, reportedly locked his wife in their bathroom after she expressed worry to him that she had contracted COVID-19 from traveling to Italy, where she came in contact with some Chinese people.
The husband called a doctor, who suggested she isolate herself; she contacted police because her husband wouldn't let her out.
It's unclear how long she was locked in the bathroom, but Delfi.lt reported that she was tested for the virus and did not have it. [Delfi.lt, 2/28/2020]
• The U.S. State Department has advised people, particularly older adults, to avoid cruise ships and air travel during the coronavirus onslaught.
But some travelers just can't be dissuaded.
Take, for example, Ben Stults, a sophomore at Florida State University, who will head out on a cruise to Mexico this week for spring break.
He's hoping to "hit the sweet spot" -- get there and get home before the virus takes hold in Mexico.
To be safe, however, he's bringing along a respirator face mask and a deck of cards in case, you know, quarantine.
The Daily Beast asked Stults if he thought his plan was a sound one, to which he replied, "Honestly, no." [Daily Beast, 3/10/2020]