COVID-19 has been spreading rapidly since the beginning of 2020. Of the project countries, Brazil and India experience(d) the worst outbreak. Although Indonesia has experienced a much less intense outbreak than the other two countries, the government continues to take a cautious approach with strict regulations to avoid a spike in the transmission of COVID-19 infections. The fieldwork more difficult, but the research teams in the countries are doing what they can to ensure the progress of the project and continue safely where possible.