I Am An American Mom in Beijing and This Is How the Pandemic Unfolded Here


Kelly Ryner is an ex-pat living in Beijing, China. Last week she posted about her experience living in China during the initial outbreak of Covid-19 on Facebook.

China via Kelly Ryner

Living in China with COVID-19

Here is her post:

“Greetings from Beijing! I know, I’m lousy about keeping up on Facebook and I haven’t opened it since Christmas, but as I see all of the news breaking in the US, I couldn’t help but want to jump in and let all of our friends know that there is light at the end of the tunnel. We’ve been on “government lockdown” since the last week of January now and the spread of COVID-19 is barely a trickle proving it does work. 

In the last week of January we were in denial, couldn’t believe this was happening as all of the theme parks and movie theatres and schools closed until further notice by government mandate overnight. Lots of talk about overreactions…

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