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Pakistani Students In Wuhan Meet For Celebratory Dinner As Normalcy Returns

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Chinese city of Wuhan, the most affected city from the novel coronavirus, Covid-19, has begun the easing of its lockdown after getting the everyday cases of virus under control. Pakistani students got together for a celebratory dinner as they sigh of relief.

Dawn reported a conversation with the exchange students, about their happiness for returning to traditional Pakistani food and being able to meet each other after a long 8-10 weeks of lockdown. They said that maintaining a strict protocol for social distancing and taking all the precautionary measures of sanitization were still constantly on their mind.

The regulations of social distancing were very traumatic for most of the students living alone abroad and some have been vulnerable to mental health issues such as depression.

“We were prohibited from visiting each other’s rooms and not allowed to cook. The university’s administration used to cater to our needs by delivering items to our doorstep, urging us to refrain from venturing outside.”

At the very beginning of the outbreak in Wuhan, the gravity of the situation coupled with fear and anxiety had led many to urge the government to repatriate the stranded students.

But with the passage of time and a better understanding of the situation, that argument has also died down.

On April 26, Wuhan achieved a milestone in its months-long struggle against the coronavirus as officials reported that the city no longer had any Covid-19 patients in hospitals. According to the South China Morning Post, the announcement came a day after the city discharged its last critical patient.

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