Life during COVID-19 outbreak: perspective of foreign medical students in Shanghai, China

Keywords: COVID-19, Medical Students, China

Abstract

This is the experience of medical students during COVID-19 in Shanghai; following the outbreak of corona virus and lockdown of Wuhan, China, on 23 January 2020, one day before the Chinese new year eve.1,2 Since then, the virus has been declared a global pandemic, and life around the world has come to an abrupt halt. On the other hand, things in Wuhan and China have started picking up, following lifting of the 76-Day long lockdown on 7 April.3 The recovery in China, Korea, and Singapore shows promise and hope for the rest of the world, to persevere and weather out the storm. Daily cases in China is in single digit now, and most are imported cases.4 Shanghai reported one imported case of COVID-19, zero locally transmitted case on Thursday 23 April, with a total of 339 locally transmitted confirmed cases, including seven deaths till date, and 1,618 imported cases in mainland China.5,6 No deaths have been reported from the imported cases.6

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Author Biographies

Jenifei Shah, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Intern,  School of Medicine
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Jesifei Shah, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Undergraduate medical student, School of Medicine
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Rewina Kebede Girmay, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Undergraduate medical student, School of Medicine
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Javaria Nasir, Shanghai Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Undergraduate medical student, School of Medicine
Shanghai Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Published
2020-05-08
How to Cite
Shah, J., Shah, J., Girmay, R., & Nasir, J. (2020). Life during COVID-19 outbreak: perspective of foreign medical students in Shanghai, China. Journal of Patan Academy of Health Sciences, 7(1), 104-106. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpahs.v7i1.28885
Section
COVID-19: Student's Section