Covid 19 coronavirus: Couple feel 'blessed' for being stranded on the Cook Islands during pandemic

New Zealand Herald
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Stephen Palmer

"Not a bad place to be stranded in"

Young couple, Stephen and Sabina Palmer, European bloggers are two of the fortunate 20 visitors still trapped in the idyllic Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

After countless attempts to get back to Europe, the couple have decided to count their blessings to be stranded in the Cook Islands who have zero covid cases so far. The couple have been doing activities like yoga, snorkelling, fishing and recently joined the remaining visitors on Rarotonga for a Cross Island trek and later for a BBQ to share their stories.  

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