It's the 7th day after the lockdown
I rested at home for a day
The weather was better since yesterday
The sun came out
Today the weather is even better
On the street, I saw people taking a walk
I think it's a good sign
In such a good weather
Many people left the house
To take a walk in the park
Get some sun, walk dogs
Or doing Taichi
I went to the Nanmu Community of Yejin Street, Qingshan
It's a typical, old-school community in the area
What information or services has the community offered?
We posted a letter to the community on every apartment entrance
Through weibo, broadcasting, community apps
We asked neighbors to not go out
Protect themselves at home, quarantine, and disinfect
What other services do you offer?
We have volunteer cars
For people with mobility issues, older people
Who need to get meds or dialysis from the hospital
Or patients who need chemo
People with mobility issues who need to buy things
We can provide car, if not
We can deliver grocery to them
Staff, cars, resources, do you have enough?
Definitely not, especially disinfectant and emergency supplies
Alcohol, bleach, masks
We are short of supplies
Do you have channels to get donations or sponsors?
Last night, a resident donated 4 hazmat suits to us
We are talking to the district and other agencies
to try to get whatever that is being allocated
That's what we can do
This is for the family of a confirmed patient
People in close contact with a patient
We have to give them grocery
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Do you disinfect everyday?
Where do you disinfect?
Hallways of apartments
Main entrance, doors of residents
Locks, places where people touch a lot
There are two hospitals near this community
Wuhan No.9 Hospital and Wuhan Puren Hospital
I heard there was a restaurant catering to medical staff in the two hospitals for free
- Do you only cater to medical staff now? - Yes
- For free? - Yes
- Why do you do it? - No reason
Isn't that what we ought to do? No reason
Do you worry about coming in close contact with medical staff?
Not too worried
Not worried at all
But my car was prohibited to go on the road today.
Wanna use our car?
How long have you done this free catering ?
You started on Jan 26th?
Because we didn't have much business
And medical staff does not have food guaranteed. That's a fact
How many meals do you deliver a day?
About 100 meals a day
Only lunch? Or lunch and dinner
Lunch and dinner, combined
How many meals are these?
Are you lacking in other resources?
Hazmat suits, masks..
Do you have enough
How long will the free catering last?
Until they don't need us
I'm visiting an old friend
To see how she's doing
Are you coming to disinfect me?
Long time no see
We are meeting at a special period of time
How many days have you stayed at home?
The 9th day
I didn't stock up on food. I just bought some groceries
It's enough for 7-10 days. I have a bit of vegetables left
I don't want to o downstairs to buy it
What have you been doing at home
In the past several days
I did nothing
I was not in the mood
When I open Wechat moment
My friends would share all kinds of things
99% is about
how horrible the oubreak is, how panicked they are
I get more scared reading it
The news at the beginning, we didn't take it seriously
We were still joking about it, making fun of ourselves
Then it became very serious
I felt really sad reading it. I always wanted to cry, shed tears
Many people became volunteers and built chat groups
They were posting about getting donations, things like that
I felt I
I felt guilty...like I
Couldn't do things like that, was not capable, and did not know what to do
The two sides of the emotion
Became a pressure
I felt that I wasn't doing well
Many people on Wechat also said they were pessimistic, stir-crazy
That they cry everyday
They felt sad reading the news
I realized I was not the only one
A doctor online said it was
a kind of PTSD
I wanted to build a chat group
For people who stayed in Wuhan alone over Chinese New Year
When you are alone in a crisis like this
You might not feel emotionally stable
So a group of people staying home alone
So they can check in
When you woke up, when you went to bed
What you ate, what you did
It can distract us a little bit
A few of us would do a tongue twister
"Red Hazmat Suit is Red, Yellow Hazmat Suit is Yellow"
And then we go to bed
I don't know if it helps. But it helped me.
When I made myself feel better
I started drawing
cats, other therapeutic stuff
In the past few days
I started listening to buddhist chants
It calmed me a little
I wrote some
mantras that ask for luck, dispell bad luck and illnesses
I have a lot of friends who are single, especialy guys
Many of them told me they want to fall in love after this outbreak
Maybe even get married
I have friends who broke up say that they want to get back together
They felt that they didn't do enough before
I hope, after this outbreak
be more genuine, open our heart. I hope
More people can find someone
I used to think I was so strong and carefree
I feel like I need a companion
I realize I am actually pretty fragile
Not like I imagined
or like I pretended
Before Sunset, I went to see the construction site of Leishenshan Hospital
It changed a lot compared to three days ago
Wuhan will turn on the light along the river banks
It didn't only light up the night
Wuhan, stay strong