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China is relaxing its coronavirus lockdowns, but the rules are still more restrictive than US cities under quarantine

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

China eased coronavirus travel restrictions in Wuhan this week, ending a 76-day quarantine, with a drop in the country's new daily cases signaling the lockdowns have helped slow the spread of the virus.
But life in Wuhan is hardly returning to normal as residents still need a government-issued QR code declaring them healthy enough to travel and face temperature checks before boarding public transit.
The measures show a stark contrast to the US, where states have been wildly inconsistent in enacting and enforcing stay-at-home orders, with some even allowing large religious gatherings to...
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A 21-year-old Canadian woman stayed in Wuhan because she didn't want to abandon her cat. The lockdown just lifted, but she's still 'fenced in.'

A 21-year-old Canadian woman stayed in Wuhan because she didn't want to abandon her cat. The lockdown just lifted, but she's still 'fenced in.'

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Kristina Shramko, a 21-year-old Canadian citizen, lived under lockdown in Wuhan, China, for 76 days.
Shramko decided not to board an evacuation flight to Canada in February because she wasn't allowed to take her cat .
Wuhan's lockdown lifted this week, but Shramko said she's still hesitant to venture too far from her apartment.
Residents in her neighborhood are only permitted to go out once per day.
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More than 75 days have passed since Kristina Shramko was told to stay inside her apartment in Wuhan, China.
Shramko, a 21-year-old Canadian...
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How to stay healthy during a COVID-19 lockdown, according to 64 cities in China

How to stay healthy during a COVID-19 lockdown, according to 64 cities in China

1 month ago   |   By Fast Company

Australian researchers evaluated 369 adults four weeks into their confinements.
Want to thrive through the lockdown? Look no farther than China, where two months ago, Australian researchers conveniently evaluated 369 adults in 64 cities four weeks into their confinements. Their study , published in Psychiatry Research, offers a crystal ball for the rest of us.
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