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Mad Chaos: February 5, 2020 – Working From Home During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Today, is our fourteenth consecutive day of self-quarantine in Guangzhou (广州市) due to the coronavirus (冠状病毒). I woke up this morning to a loud noise outside our apartment…

Mad Chaos: February 4, 2020 – The Novel Coronavirus Normalizes International Racism

Today, is our thirteenth consecutive day of self-quarantine in Guangzhou (广州市) due to the coronavirus (冠状病毒). Earlier I had taken my son outside to play along Pearl river…

Mad Chaos: February 4, 2020 – A Gloomy Public Encounter During The Epidemic

Today, is our thirteenth consecutive day of self-quarantine in Guangzhou (广州市) due to the coronavirus (冠状病毒). As soon as I woke up I prepared to take my son…

Mad Chaos: February 3, 2020 – Hysteria Sets In During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Today, on our twelfth consecutive day of self-quarantine in Guangzhou (广州市) due to the coronavirus (冠状病毒), up until now we had made calls to the Australian consulate and…

Mad Chaos: February 3, 2020 – Contacting The Australian Consulate Hotline From China

Today, on our twelfth consecutive day of self-quarantine in Guangzhou (广州市) due to the coronavirus (冠状病毒), I woke up to playful screams from my son in the living room.  I…

Mad Chaos: February 2, 2020 – A 5.2 Scale Earthquake Strikes Chengdu

As my wife cooked dinner tonight, I had a burning desire to return to my normal routine.  The novel coronavirus outbreak (冠状病毒) in China has confined us…

Mad Chaos: February 2, 2020 – How Kids Play During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Today, on our eleventh consecutive day of self-quarantine in Guangzhou (广州市) due to the coronavirus (冠状病毒), I had come outside the apartment block for a coffee run in…

Mad Chaos: February 2, 2020 – Coronavirus Outbreak Fact From Fiction

Today, on our eleventh consecutive day of self-quarantine in Guangzhou (广州市) due to the coronavirus (冠状病毒), I woke up to greet my son in the living room. I…

Mad Chaos: February 1, 2020 – Finding Normality Amid The Coronavirus Outbreak

Today, on our tenth consecutive day of self-quarantine in Guangzhou (广州市) due to the coronavirus (冠状病毒)I came to Rock Square to purchase a cappuccino and to window shop….

Mad Chaos: February 1, 2020 – Travel Restrictions From Mainland China

The World Health Organization (WHO) labeled the novel coronavirus outbreak in China an international emergency.  You cannot get any more severe than that.  Now the world…

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