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E.R.T., a teen in Matehuala, San Luis Potosí, México

“I have never experienced something like this before, but I think that being in quarantine with my family, supporting each other, talking and living together, motivates me to keep going and my state of mind does not decline because I am happy to live with each one of them, since most of the time they work to support our family.”

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Y.K., 52, an interpreter in Seoul, South Korea

“나는 집에서 모든 식구들이 갇힌 상태라 오히려 짜증과 불안으로 힘들어 할 거라고 생각했다. 물론 서로와 부딪히는 시간도 있었다. 하지만 우리 가족은 이 격리생활을 즐기게 되었고 그동안 해왔던 사회생활과 그 많은 모임들이 어찌보면 약간 불필요할 정도로 많지 않았나 생각한다… 난 우리 가족과 내 자신을 더 reflect 할 시간을 갖게 된 것에 감사한다.”

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Y.P.F., 23, a human resource worker in Guiyang, China

“就像是世界末日一样 2020的2月和3月 街上几乎没有人没有车 整个城市都处于瘫痪状态 像是睡着了 […] 庆幸贵阳确诊的很少 很想见朋友见同事 想念走在大街上和朋友吵吵闹闹不戴口罩的日子 很多感觉都忘记了”

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