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New to Beijing during Covid: ‘It is a difficult start’

For some new arrivals to China, the start of their new life has been extremely frustrating in recent months. The two-week Covid quarantine following the arrival in the People’s Republic was no surprise to anyone. But the conditions of forced isolation were in some cases more reminiscent of a reform school. The unlucky ones had to squat in a small room without windows for 14 days and were served bad food three times a day.

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