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Sophia Yan
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Sophia Yan 42m
Inside as lockdowns lift.. but not quite a pre- normal just yet: “If feels great to get back here, but I really wonder when things will get back to normal and we can all take off our masks”
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Telegraph Global Health Security 3h
Despite overwhelming relief, unease hangs over Wuhan as residents struggle to reach a verdict over the government’s handling of the outbreak |
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Sophia Yan 4h
investigates property tycoon who criticised over outbreak. Ren Zhiqiang alleged to have committed serious violations of party discipline in new sign ready to keep silencing dissent 🙏
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Sophia Yan 10h
Replying to @sophia_yan
Loads of lines outside banks, telecoms shops as people sort presumably *lots* of backed-up errands
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Memphis Barker 11h
What is life like in Wuhan, the city where this all began? There is delight at the lifting of lockdown - and fear and confusion about what really happened. with an eye-opening, unsettling exclusive (£)
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Sophia Yan 11h
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Believing the government’s reported figured made all the more difficult given ’s poor track record of transparency. Memories of the devastating Sars cover-up still weighs on people, nearly 20 yrs on
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Sophia Yan 11h
Replying to @sophia_yan
Couple of full hazmat suits travelling. One woman returning to after being stuck in her village for 70+ days asked us if the low infection numbers were real. Def a sense people still struggling to grapple w the tragedy that occurred
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Sophia Yan 11h
Replying to @sophia_yan
Outside Hankou rail station in where a bunch of military dudes appear to be filming everyone 🤷🏻‍♀️
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Sophia Yan 11h
Replying to @sophia_yan
Taxis back in service in as lockdowns relax. Departing & arriving passengers at Hankou, a high-speed station. Travelling requires getting many bits of paper/approvals & in some cases tested for bef departure from & upon arrival elsewhere in
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Sophia Yan 12h
Dog in basking in the sun after months of lockdown isolation. Tens of thousands of people expected today to leave the city, ground zero of the pandemic, as curbs loosen. Some restrictions remain w residents subject to housing complex rules re: going outside
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Sophia Yan 14h
Replying to @Telegraph
Government power vacuum in UK emerges as decision on lockdown looms. Nationwide restrictions are unlikely to be relaxed with three-week deadline due
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Sophia Yan 15h
thanks for reading!
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Sophia Yan 15h
Replying to @Yaqiu @hrw
residents don't quite know what to believe when it comes to infection numbers, death tolls reported by . Many, incl frontline nurses, say: "We'll never really know. Lockdown conditions that kept everybody indoors "helped covering up," says
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Sophia Yan 19h
Replying to @Telegraph
Worker tells ~5,000 bodies for urgent cremation at *just* ONE of eight crematoriums in Wuhan. says its official death toll is 3,300+. People may have died from other illnesses, but 5k is a staggering figure regardless
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Sophia Yan 19h
‘We’ll never really know’: Inside as city at heart of outbreak tries to return to normal. Adding to fears the toll may be far higher than reported, crematorium workers spoke of extraordinary increases in their workload
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Sophia Yan 24h
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- though sparse - returning to . Below is from Tues - will post again Wed for comparison as lockdowns officially lift
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Sophia Yan 24h
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Workers frantically planting flowers in otherwise barren public park on Mon, 2 days before officially opens today (Wed). Seems broader urban beautification was under way to prep as city of 11m emerges from dark hibernation. Spring has sprung...
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Sophia Yan 24h
Replying to @Walmart
Song Huangqin, 20, only allowed out of housing complex for 2hrs/day as many curbs remain. For 1st outing in mos, she raced to (unfort was closed given shorter operating hrs). "I'm still a bit nervous...the current isn't completely over yet."
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Sophia Yan Apr 7
Replying to @sophia_yan
Meet hairdresser Cheng Yong, 30, just getting back to work in after mos under quarantine. Says foreigners brought the virus: "There are so many rumours that the infection came in during the World Military Games [last year]...Or it could have been from tourists..."
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