February 10, 2020 at 7:26 pm #58330CharlieKeymaster
In case anyone is living under a rock, the 2019 novel coronavirus (nCoV) has massively disrupted ordinary life in Chengdu. As of this post, the situation in Chengdu is as such:
- Flights are still available in and out of the city
- Residential complexes have advised residents to remain at home as much as possible and limit interaction, group meals, and social events
- Most people returning from outside of the province or country will be subject to employer-mandated quarantine at home
- Now is not a good time to visit Chengdu. Wait until this situation resolves itself, which could be as soon as a few weeks
If you have any questions or information to provide, feel free to share it here. Stay safe!February 11, 2020 at 5:07 am #58331MeriorParticipant
I was coincidentally back in the UK when it hit. I had booked a flight back at the end of March but expecting to have to reschedule. My wife is still in Chengdu and steadily going crazy with the confinement in our apartment. The management of our residential compound have imposed restrictions on departure/re entry to one person per household every two days. I gather this is common place.
My current problem is in acquiring M99 face masks, goggles and antivirus gel to upgrade my wife’s personal stock as even in the UK they have become in very short supple and are being sold at prices double and tripple their normal priceson eBay and Amazon. Getting them out to Chengdu by courier could be my next problem.
Daily situation reports are available from the World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports
Chengdu/Sichuan specific reports are available though Chengdu Expats.February 11, 2020 at 2:38 pm #58332CharlieKeymaster
I was coincidentally back in the UK when it hit. I had booked a flight back at the end of March but expecting to have to reschedule.
I came back to Chengdu on the 21st and by the 24th it was looking pretty bad, so I decided to leave for the time being. I’m monitoring the situation from elsewhere in Asia, waiting until it’s safe to return. Where I’m at I’ve been able to find surgical masks, disposable latex gloves, and goggles. Hand sanitizer seems to be totally unavailable. This stuff, especially masks, are in super short supply in China right now, so if anyone is returning to Chengdu, make sure you bring them with you.February 11, 2020 at 4:11 pm #58334MeriorParticipant
Looking at a graph issued by the Chinese National Health Commission covering the past week there is a definate pattern improvement. The number of new infections has steadily reduced from 5,000 to 2,500 per day of which 2,000 of the 2,500 are in Hubei.
This is a link to the Chengdu and Sichun stats: https://chengdu-expat.com/coronavirus-chengdu-statistics-and-useful-information/
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