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T.M., a teen in Santiago, Chile

“Creo que a pesar de todo aunque muchas veces haya sentido miedo, ansiedad, angustia, preocupación, también creo que ha sido un tiempo donde he podido estar más tiempo con mi familia, conocerlos más y también conocerme a mi, también he podido hacer cosas que siempre he dejado de lado porque no tenía tiempo de hacerlo, creo que ha sido un tiempo de pensar, reflexionar y darse cuenta de todas las cosas que uno tiene y que puede perder de un día para otro por una pandemia.”

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N.N., a teen in Santiago, Chile

“Well, the pandemic has made us locked up for over three weeks now and we´re getting a little crazy. But the real thing that’s happening is the situation with the poor people, they are crowded and with no food – that’s the real problem.”

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E.D., a teen in Santiago, Chile

“This situation affects me in a bad way and also in a good way because I think that all people are learning much more to value what they have and they are taking more seriously the situation, but also suddenly it affects me badly: I am not so nice with my family because I start to collapse with the feeling of confinement.”

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T.P., a teen in Santiago, Chile

” Personally, I’m enjoying this time playing the guitar or watching TV series. These are very good times to know each other and share moments with the family.”

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M.M., a teen in Santiago, Chile

“Hello, I live in Chile. I think that our country is quite affected worldwide since it is one of the countries with the most infections. I have lived out the coronavirus from my house since I did not leave from about 2 months ago (even when there was no total quarantine).”

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D.M., a teen in Santiago, Chile

“I think that covid-19 is something very rare for us. Having online classes is very strange and so is not being able to see friends and family. On the other hand, I believe that we can also see the good things about this, as we can know ourselves better and live with family.”

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