Fighting the virus，everything is getting better.
For a moment, the world was caught in fear and panic about this unknown virus. However, China reacted swiftly. The alarm of the epidemic was sounded for the first time, and the whole country entered the stage of first-level response for the epidemic prevention. Medical staff across the country went to the most affected area to help. Thunderfire II Shenshan Hospital is also under the online supervision of the people 's “cloud supervisors” across the country. It only took 10 days to build the hospital on wasteland, so that the world has witnessed our proud “China Speed". The state is difficult, the call must be returned, and the battle must be won.
How about the teachers' thought? Those hard working, ever busy, people who have made China their second home. What are their thoughts and opinions on the outbreak? We’ve asked a few to see what their feelings are towards the virus. Some are optimistic while others hold less hopeful views.
Esther remained in China over the Chinese New Year and has mixed feeling about the virus. While she’s spent most of the time in Shenzhen, she did also do a little travelling to MeiZhou, a small city (by Chinese standards) in the North East of the Guangdong province.
I’m cautiously optimistic. I follow an official account called Expat Focus and from the stats it looks as if it’s turning. I choose to be optimistic instead of crazy.
Bryan spent the vacation in China, originally travelling from Shenzhen to Shanghai. Once the details of the virus came more into public awareness he modified his plans and returned to Shenzhen. He’s more optimistic about the current trend in the viral outbreak.
In that time, at the beginning of the outbreak, everything seemed unrealistic, at one moment ordinary life has been changed into a crisis. But during the time, in my area, nothing bad happened and, except the prevention measures and less people on the streets, nothing much changed. I didn't feel any fear or panic.
And how did your perception of the virus change?
I now know the severity of spreading it, I’m not too concerned about the health risk to myself, although still know how dangerous it is. I’m just worried about how I could play a hand in spreading it to those I care about or those more vulnerable.
It would seem that most teachers are guardedly optimistic about the future and that the virus is beginning to slow down. The situation, thanks to the efforts of local government,and people following the prevention measures advice, is improving with time.Life is beginning to return to normal, people are going back to work, shops, factories, and banks are once again going back to normal working hours. The public transport, the lifeblood of a city Shenzhen’s size, has kept running throughout the period.
Let’s hope the people of China, the residents of China, and China itself has a swift recovery from the current situation. As the saying goes, “Things can only get better”.