在昆外国人为春城加油：We feel reassured,we trust Kunming!
During the Chinese Spring Festival in 2020, Kunming, like the whole country, is confronted with severe pressure of the epidemic prevention and control since the sudden outbreak of pneumonia epidemic of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection. A prevention and control campaign is mobilized in the city across the board.
How do expats in Kunming respond in this special time? And how are they living? What feelings do they have about the all-out prevention and control in Kunming? Ten expats in Kunming are interviewed by journalists.
Sense of Security of the would-be son-in-law of Wuhan
“My girlfriend’s hometown is Wuhan. So I may feel more than other foreigners with regard to this novel coronavirus.” Matthew said.
Both Matthew and his girlfriend live in Kunming. They planned to go to Wuhan to see her family before the Chinese Spring Festival. But they had to stay in Kunming since Wuhan had been locked down. In the New Year’s Eve, they told her family to protect themselves and do not go out as they were having a video call. The would-be mother-in-law showed them the dumplings she made to reassure them. “So long as I have things to eat, I will not go out!” she said with a smile in the video call.
“We all have an unprecedented determination to beat the epidemic,” Matthew said, “There are timely supply of vegetables, fruits and meat in the markets around our home. My girlfriend and I stay at home, feeling a great sense of security and no worries at all.”
“Everything will soon go back to normal”
Andy Wang 安迪
“The first time I heard the novel coronavirus was a few days before the Chinese New Year, which was a very sad thing,” Andy said. As a Chinese, he really looked forward to the reunion with his family in China. However, since he can not go out, he has started to cook instead of ordering food, no longer go to crowded places, and tries to avoid unnecessary contact with others ...
He told us that the property management staff in the community where he lives has been popularizing prevention and control knowledge to the residents and urging everyone to minimize outdoor activities. Meanwhile, the temperature of each person who enters and exits is checked by them, showing their due diligence.
Seeing the efforts of authorities to avoid the spread of the virus, Andy’s worry has been reduced significantly and replaced by a sense of security. “I have no doubt that everything will soon go back to normal,” he said.