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What I learned from two months under coronavirus lockdown in Wuhan

For a long time it felt like the world was ignoring us but the city was resilient

WUHAN, China -- The day before my departure from Berlin, Germany, on Jan. 20, I received a message from my aunt in Wuhan: "Don't come back. The virus is spreading." Thinking of my parents and the rare chance to spend the Chinese New Year together after six years of separation, I still hopped on my flight. "After all, the situation seems to be under control, right?" I replied to my aunt.

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