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suMMit

That will partially be due to everyone leaving the cities for the holiday for hometowns. But also because people are being cautious. The big cities are always quiet at cny though

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suMMit
8 hours ago, Tomsima said:

ive got to say, having this thread going is keeping me sane, it's a breath of fresh air from all the fear here

I can completely imagine, hang in there

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Shelley

I know it not easy to ignore all the fear mongering but remember that a lie will be halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on.

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Tomsima

Suizhou has been closed…it seems like the cities to the west of wuhan are all getting quarantined one by one. Im guessing Yichang will be shut in the coming few days, seems like its only a matter of time…

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ChTTay

I’ve not seen any distressing videos etc posted on wechat or sent round as described above. Where are they? You getting them direct from people in Wuhan? 
 

I went on Reddit’s China threads a few times and decided it wasn’t for me. 
 

My friends still in Beijing tell me everyone is on edge. Schools are requesting travel and health information from parents/students/teachers. Some international schools have already delayed re-opening. 

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Tomsima

So Yichang is being closed tomorrow according to a relative who just got a message from someone connected in the govt. Mackie1402 is right, it is really scary being here, the only message is basically 'everyone stay inside for as long as we can, and this'll blow over…but if you go outside it's 世界末日 out there' And basically everyone I know here is from or works in Wuhan.

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roddy

There’s a 99.99% chance that for any given individual, this is just an interesting story they’ll tell in six months. 

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Tomsima

thought this was quite funny - a village nearby us has just been 'shut off', everyone was asking how you shut off a little village. Check out how theyve guaranteed people from leaving:

 

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Jan Finster

The full impact will also depend on how long the quarantine will last and when schools/universities will restart. My Chinese friend said there are at least 80 schools and universities in Wuhan and she expects the students to be off for 1-2 months. Can you catch up afterwards? Do you lose a year?

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suMMit

That kind of thing is the smallest of concerns

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roddy

They'll give them self-study tasks, or put the lecturers in front of a webcam, or have catch-up classes. It might cause issues for people who have to complete lab work or something, but the vast majority of students won't be particularly affected. 

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1 hour ago, Jan Finster said:

. My Chinese friend said there are at least 80 schools and universities in Wuhan and she expects the students to be off for 1-2 months. Can you catch up afterwards? Do you lose a year?


Academics can go online. 
 

it has been done in HK recently in secondary schools and in Universities. 

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Jim

They had the black death again in Inner Mongolia a couple of months ago and think a couple of them showed symptoms after coming to Beijing, so could be worse

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1 minute ago, Tomsima said:

on the plus side my fangyan is gonna get a lot of practice

 

There's always a silver lining. :wink:

 

Were you able to get a copy of that 3SFM book before things started to close down?

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Tomsima
24 minutes ago, 大块头 said:

Were you able to get a copy of that 3SFM book before things started to close down?

haha nope, i got the book sent to a friends house before coming over. Their house is just down the road, but they're currently in another village for new years and not allowed back now 😓

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suMMit

@Tomsima I have a 外国人 colleague stuck in Wuhan市,and my Chinese teacher is also in Hubei

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Shelley

Just heard on the BBC news- 

 

China coronavirus: UK tracing up to 2,000 Wuhan visitors

 

They are trying to find any travelers who came to the UK in the last 2 weeks.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51232163

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