China virus: Life goes on for foreign students in Wuhan amid lockdown

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15 Jul 2020

Foreign students in the central Chinese city where the coronavirus began buy their groceries as normal, despite a government-imposed lockdown.<br /><br />Footage filmed by Indonesian student Yuliannova Lestari on Thursday (January 23) just hours after the shutdown began shows students from Central China Normal University going to a local grocery store in Wuhan.<br /><br />At the store some of the group purchase essentials such as milk and fruit. They also purchase Nutella chocolate spread.<br /><br />While the grocery store is busy, the road outside is deserted.<br /><br />Lestari - originally from Indonesia and studying a PhD in International Relations - told Newsflare: "There is some action that has been done by the university, such as providing free masks, a thermometer and also liquid hand wash to the international students.<br /><br />"The university created a WeChat group for the students to make a daily report regarding their body temperature. It's supposed to be reported daily before 12 o'clock every night.<br /><br />"The corridor, entrance, the elevator in the International Students Dormitory also has been cleaned with disinfectant daily.<br /><br />"We are also told by the university that we need to avoid crowded places full of people. <br /><br />"The public transportation systems have been closed as per January 23 from 10am, including MRT, Bus, as well as airports. <br /><br />"All flights outgoing from Wuhan also has been cancelled."

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