Facing the COVID-19 pandemic in Manitoba was worrisome enough, but for many people in the province and the country as a whole, first they had to get back to the Great White North.
This was true of Rick and Lori Fraser of Minto. They had been taking what was to be a month long vacation in Australia when things changed and changed fast. This meant a rather harried race to get back to Canada in a time of great uncertainty. They made it, but not without challenges.
Lori Fraser said they arrived Down Under on March 1. They were visiting their daughter Lisa who lives in Western Australia. They were aware of the coronavirus, which had begun ravaging Wuhan, China, but was threatening to move on. However, they were not particularly worried initially, comparing it to another virus that came out of the Chinese nation.