Coronavirus in China: Hubei province’s residents treated as pariahs

The coronavirus in China had, of course, a human toll, but it also sowed a certain level of mistrust in the country. As the crisis worsened, Hubei Province was effectively sealed off. Residents who were absent at the time found themselves unable to return home, trapped outside and treated as outcasts. Many were unable to find work or a place to sleep at night. Our field team in Shanghai is reporting.

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