Most people stay home waiting for updates while those on the streets try to stay free of coronavirusA handful of people wearing surgical masks and lugging bags of groceries were the only ones to be seen on the streets of Wuhan on Sunday. “It felt like everyone was observing everybody, to make sure no one was sick,” said Ashwini, who is Indian and moved to Wuhan last year, and who like most interviewees did not wish to give her full name.Sellers who could not afford to stop working could be seen wearing two face masks to try to protect themselves, Ashwini said. In the few bigger supermarkets that were still open, customers were being screened for fever before they entered. “This week was supposed to be the happy week,” said Ashwini. Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/26/wuhan-residents-keep-wary-eye-on-each-other-during-lockdown
Author : Rebecca Ratcliffe, Wu Pei Lin and Michael Standaert
Publish date : 2020-01-26 16:44:05
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