How the Chinese are coping with the Coronavirus quarantine

Over 150 Million Chinese are under Coronavirus quarantine, but that isn’t stopping them from continuing to make the best out of a bad situation. Millions are turning to Live streams in order to pass the time and interact after being isolated during the Government imposed quarantine.

How are they coping and how are they trying to maintain any type of normalcy?

A gym instructor in China has started live-streaming her workout sessions to help people who are stuck indoors. According to media reports, Heidi Liu is a pilates instructor at a studio in Shanghai and she was live streaming using her iPad -@ reuters.com

Millions of Chinese Are Partying Online @BiliBili Chines live entertainment website is hosting DJ’S and entertainers are live streaming.  The report says bands and DJs alike are transforming their homes into performance spaces, with clubs, record labels, and event promoters all hopping on board. – https://www.theverge.com

Amidst cloud raves that have mushroomed all over the Chinese internet emerges the bewildering phenomenon of “cloud sleeping.” One live streamer who goes by the moniker SheiJiaDeYuanSan had over 18 million people watching him in a 12-hour-long slumber. – Hat tip @ vice.com.

A surge in online orders and deliveries.

Chinese bars delivering happy hour drinks amid coronavirus lockdown. Bars in the bustling cities of Guangzhou and Beijing have reportedly started delivering discounted drinks straight to customer’s doorsteps.

McDonald’s Corp, Starbucks Corp and other fast-food companies are adding “contactless” pickup and delivery services to keep their workers and customers safe.

It’s also worth noting China has the world’s largest internet population.

Why are they being quarantined?

Chinese officials released data indicating the new virus could be 20 times more lethal than the flu, yet the coronavirus death rate is still far below that of the severe acute respiratory syndrome – SARS – a coronavirus that swept across China almost two decades ago. The SARS death rate was almost 10%, although fewer than 10,000 SARS cases were ever confirmed.

Are things getting better?

Zhong Nanshan, a leading epidemiologist who become known around the world for his role tackling the SARS epidemic in 2003, said the situation in China was already showing signs of improving, pointing to the number of new cases falling overnight.