I was just as surprised as you were. The spiritual experts were surprised, too. In fact, the whole world was astonished, even though ministers have been warning us for our entire lives, that worldwide calamities were coming. Yet when the corona 19 virus sneaked up on us, everyone in the world--even those ministers--were caught with their prophecies down.
And although the Rapture is still to occur first, I look on this as an early opener of all those things the Apostle John was shown in a vision, about the end of this world. The Rapture is to come, then a seven year period that will introduce the fulfilling of prophecies of the end of the world, as we know it. There have been anti-Christ characters--some even now--but the big one will appear about halfway through that seven year period, and will begin sweet talking those left from the Rapture. But then his sweetness will turn to clabber, and he'll begin requiring everyone either to take the mark of the beast, or you won't be allowed to buy nor sell, and everyone from babies to grandpas will either starve or be killed for believing in Jesus Christ.
I really feel this virus thing is God’s preview that the book of Revelation is truth, staring you in the face. What to do? Get right with God, so you'll make the Rapture and miss that Revelation reality. And here I go again, quoting Romans 10:9: "If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." It won't prevent persecution, but you'll end up in Heaven forever after, while the devil and all his demons will be in the hell that God made for them, back in the beginning. Don't go with them.