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What services my community provides? #Quarantined at home

2020-March-25       Source: Newsgd.com

Jerry Grey, an Australian who lives in Zhongshan, Guangdong province started his quarantine at home on March 18th. We invited him to share what his life is like.

Jerry Grey, an Australian who lives in Zhongshan, Guangdong province started his quarantine at home on March 18th. We invited him to share what his life is like:

To be quite honest, life in China is relatively normal compared to what’s going on in the rest of the world. Italy is being devastated, South Korea seems to be controlling it, the UK and USA, where I get most of my news, seem to be expecting some kind of apocalyptical event and toilet roll is sold out in Australia…

[Provided by Jerry Grey]

So, when in quarantine, what to write about, obviously, my day isn’t going to be too interesting. Lots of reading, writing, watching movies – I don’t even have the ability to work online, because I’m officially retired in China.

I thought I’d write a few words about my local community and what they are doing for people like me. I know I’m not the only one in the community, but I am the only foreigner. They have told me they are going to test me and my wife in a couple of days – this is good because if I’m clear again, which I was yesterday, then they can have some confidence that I’m going to stay clear. Probably not 100% certainty, but pretty close to it.

[Provide by Jerry Grey]

I don’t need anything here, I’ve got a full fridge (and, for my Australian family and friends, plenty of toilet rolls to keep going for a few weeks) I have plenty of coffee and a couple of beers – I can also arrange for anything to be delivered and the local community will accept it on my behalf and deliver to me when they come each day to take my temperature. If I need anything, they’ve told me to ask them. They will get it. If I run out of food, drinks, in fact anything I need, they will make the arrangements for me. I assume I would be paying for the goods, but not for their help.

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[Provide by Jerry Grey]

So, back to my quarantine day. 4pm a ring on my doorbell and when I answered there are three people there, I invited them in but they never got past the doorstep, an electronic thermometer was placed in front of my face, a temperature was recorded and then they said goodbye – see you tomorrow, the security guy snapped off a smart salute and a big smile under the mask and off they all went to the next job.

Check his previous sharing about entering Guangdong from Thailand.

 

Author: Jerry Grey

Edited by Newsgd.com

Editor: Nan

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