As countries across the globe grapple with growing coronavirus outbreaks, more and more people are searching for true information amid the confusion. Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be publishing a series of conversations and first person accounts from people across the world coping with our new reality.

The first interview is with a friend of mine who was forced into quarantine, along with his wife, in Shanghai. Many news outlets reported on the Draconian measures introduced by China, describing “hazmat suit-clad goons dragging people from their homes”. Yet for my friends, the picture they paint of life under quarantine is different.

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Originally published on Medium (March 31, 2020)