1 May 2021

Mark Chapman: Lockdown in Mongolia

From Saturday Morning, 10:43 am on 1 May 2021
Mark Chapman

Mark Chapman Photo: supplied

Kiwi Mark Chapman is a teacher at the International School of Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia. He is in his ninth lockdown and separated from his wife and children who are in Aotearoa.

He has weathered a freezing winter with air quality he describes as “apocalyptic” and now he’s feeling the pressure: his job ends in mid-June at which point his visa runs out and he loses his apartment – but there are no flights to be had. Home seems a long way away.