Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

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In this unprecedented time, we are working to provide additional ways for expats to share information and support one another. This Coronavirus report is a new tool that we hope will help expats stay informed. In addition to helping people in your country, your experiences and insight may give expats in other parts of the world an understanding of the issues and situations that they may face in the very near future. Your insight may provide critical guidance.

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What is currently happening with regard to the Coronavirus outbreak in your area? Please provide as much detail as possible.

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How has the situation changed as the Coronavirus has spread?

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What are you doing in terms of preparations in case the situation deteriorates in your location?

Are you staying home? If so, how are you passing the time?

Are you enrolled in the public healthcare system where you live? Do you feel that the public hospitals are handling or preparing for the Coronavirus outbreak effectively?

Do you have private health insurance? If you have private insurance, does this give you access to private hospitals? Are private hospitals or clinics better prepared, less prepared, or the same? Please explain.

Would you choose a public or private hospital if you needed treatment for Coronavirus? Why? If there is a specific hospital that you would go to in the event of severe illness at this time, which hospital and why?

Are you considering returning to your home country due to the Coronavirus? Would this be a temporary move or a permanent repatriation? Please explain.

If you live in an area already heavily affected by coronavirus, what advice would you share with others elswhere in the world who may be facing the same challenges in the future.

How is the government of the country where you are currently living treating expats during this time? Have there been any changes or extensions made in terms of residency and and other visa renewals, applications and requirements? Has access to public healthcare been eased? Please describe any types of changes (positive and negative) that are taking place.

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