Mary Wong fled his native Hong Kong on February 20 with his one year old daughter and her husband. The situation there looked sad, the city had 70 cases of COVID-19:02 dead and officials rejected calls completely near the border with mainland China. To stay safe, Wong and his family have decided to travel around the world in Philadelphia, where her husband is from. There were no cases are 15 and only in the United States have planned to stay for up to two months to avoid the worst of COVID-19 blast that more and more of China’s neighbors threatened. Less than a month later, he fled again, this time back home in Hong Kong book their return tickets on March 13, the same day the US president Donald Trump has declared a national emergency. at that time were the first cases of confirmed COVID-19 in Philadelphia, were in New York and hundreds of cases relate to the United States more than 2,000 roses. “It ‘s been really come an obvious decision,” says Wong. “Railway Hong Kong more secure. Even in the suburbs, do not know how many people went to New York and other states, and return to Philadelphia.” Wong family fled one of many that Asia as a crown spread throughout China, only that suddenly become even more risky thousands had to decide refuge for miles. That there-and-back-again ordeal shows the rapid global spread of the virus that causes 19 COVID-which has now infected more than 380,000 people in virtually every corner of the world. Read more: Will Main gear go away? Here’s what one of the experts think that the Wong has done it again in Hong Kong three days before the government’s mandatory quarantine of 14 days for all travelers from abroad, when applied, his home for two weeks as a precaution stop them. The authorities fear that returnees from the United States and students who are abroad, the study is a major cause of a new infection cycle including Europe. Hong Kong has seen much out of the first wave of the epidemic. But there have been nearly 400 confirmed cases in the semiautonomous Chinese territory on Tuesday, more than double that of the previous week. Most cases last week have people that Europe and the United States or who had been in contact with them traveled to places like those. It’s not just Hong Kong. Singapore Ministry of Health said nearly 80% of new cases in the last three days have been imported by travelers. Taiwan sees a similar trend. In China, where the crown was reported imported cases apparently local transmissions have almost surpassed a week. Hubei Province, where the worst of the city concerned Wuhan, has recorded five consecutive days last week not to infection. A new phase at the beginning of the outbreak, countries around the world have rushed to implement the restrictions for travelers from China and other Asian countries. But more than three months in Europe and the United States, the new epicenter of the outbreak should be, with thousands of COVID-19 cases per day. This means that travelers from these places are in danger of sparks fresh outbreaks in parts of Asia, which had largely brought the virus under control. “We are entering a new phase,” Ben Hood, professor of epidemiology of infectious diseases at the University of Hong Kong, told TIME. “In one or two weeks, we could see outbreaks where we do not really know where people [the virus]. Perhaps someone who came with the infection was not to recognize that it spreads to a family member, they spread for the community. What will happen in Hong Kong, and other parts of Asia, “says Hood. In Singapore, a school break, which just last week, while ending many traveled tipped Crown cases in Europe and the United States foreign coincided, according to Hsu Li Yang, associate professor and expert in infectious diseases at the National University Singapore. “Many of the children and parents who had traveled abroad any returns or have now returned. So we expect more cases in the coming weeks to see,” says Hsu. Read more: What can we learn from Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong over the management of the Crown all travelers coming to Hong Kong now, even for two weeks of quarantine must, and from Wednesday, non-residents will be forbidden ‘ entry into or transit in the area. In China, travelers differ in the policy of the city of Shanghai, from countries including the United States, Italy, France and Spain must undergo a quarantine of 14 days, all in Beijing to come regardless of their origin it will be sent to stations quarantine. Taiwan and Singapore have all short-term visitors forbidden. Because we went to being in a bubble ‘Just like Wong, Ran Elfassy also traveled with her 8 years old daughter in the US as COVID-19 increase in cases of the day in Hong Kong. He returned to the city on March 10, a little ‘more than a week before the local government of the mandatory 14-day quarantine to impose for all arrivals. (But to be sure, both are protected for at least two weeks in place at home.) The 48-year-old, the management consultant owns a company that has had her daughter stay with family in Savannah, Ga., in early February. The decision says that it was not so much afraid of this disease because of, but his desire for a sense of normalcy for them both. “My wife and I were both attrition news and we realized that it is a lot of panic,” says Elfassy. “We hypothesized that people are forced to stay in a lot, so we thought it would be good to go to a place where there is less urgency, where the movement is less restricted.” Elfassy was the distance to work, and his daughter had no problems behind Hong Kong remained closed its online learning tasks from the United States his wife. For the first few weeks in Savannah Crown he had not made local news. “That’s why we went in a bubble to be,” he says. It ”s been about a month and a half before the first cases of Atlanta have been confirmed in their living room. “I’ve heard people start to buy all the food and toilet paper, and then I told my dad I went to Walmart, and all the bread and milk was gone,” he says. Elfassy then decided it was time to leave again for the return flight scheduled for him and his daughter two weeks. “We could hear the panic began to Savannah. No one could deny that the virus was brought down substantially in the US and would start more of a problem,” he says. “It will be the same in both places, so we can also be in Hong Kong.” It will be bounced for the next year or two, ‘What was the outbreak started in large part to China a global pandemic since. The number of reported cases outside China now well exceeds more than in China, as shown on Monday, only a quarter of the cases worldwide, according virus trackers John Hopkins University. The death toll in Italy, which has nearly 64,000 cases, exceeded deaths in China now. The United States, which had about 4,400 cases just last week, is now reporting at least is the country with the third highest number of 46,400 manufacturing infections. Experts could bounce the virus affected around the world for the foreseeable future. “It will be bounced or for the next two years. There are several places to be most affected at different times,” he said fairing. However, he adds that, because of the strong control measures, Hong Kong and Singapore seem to be not at risk for a major outbreak of the community on the scale of what the United States and some European countries see. But he worries that China could be hit hard again as it tries to return to normal. The country that no event rooms for days reported (although some skeptics official numbers), has eased restrictions. In Beijing, the traffic returned to the streets. In Shanghai bartender was seen in a crowded nightclub in mixing cocktails for party-goers. would have on Chinese officials announced Tuesday for most of Hubei Province raised the blockade and said it was like Wuhan on April 8, the radiator grille is not reassured. While repatriated steps are taken to prevent it, bringing the virus back these measures, he says, “does not include local broadcasts once the infections are already there.” He adds: “I do not think long period of rest of China will have a second wave” image copyright of Qin Louyue China News Service / Getty Images begins.