Got on a tram today to get back to my flat. About a minute in, I see a girl coughing in one of the seats. People on the tram were pretty aware because despite how crowded it was, there was a small buffer zone between her and people standing.
A middle-aged woman was in the seat behind her and spoke passable English. She asked the girl if she was okay. I mean that shit never happens in the Czech Republic. Nobody asks strangers if they’re okay here but that coughing definitely concerned some people. Turns out the cougher is a French tourist in her early 20’s and of course she’s not wearing a mask. She claimed to be okay but fuck that. I’m 100% sure she has covid-19 and I’m she got a bunch of people sick because she’s too cheap to take an Uber. I can see why so many people here hate tourists.
As for my location on the tram, I saw the crowd I was in and put on my mask even before I heard the coughing. I was about 8-10 feet away for her and she was coughing in the opposite direction from where I was. I turned my back from her and there was enough people between us that those people probably inhaled before it got to me.
TLDR: Knowing my luck, I have covid-19.