BEIJING: Pakistani and other international students in Wuhan, Hubei province of China said that they have been receiving good care during the novel coronavirus outbreak thanks to arrangements made by their universities and local authorities.
Hassan Ali, 21, a Pakistani studying logistics engineering at Wuhan Textile University, said that he was unsettled at the start of the outbreak and his family was also worried about his safety.
“My teachers supported us a lot, helping us each and every moment,” said Ali, who began his studies in September, China Daily reported.
“They raised awareness of the disease, arranged food for us and provided us with masks and all necessary things in our dormitory.”
Ali eventually became more at ease about the situation and told his parents, who had contacted him often every day, not to worry.
“I consider Wuhan my second home, and I’m safe and sound,” he said. “Now I’m not worried about the outbreak of coronavirus because I trust the Chinese government will prevail over the epidemic.”
Odongo Odol Richard, 34, a Kenyan student at Wuhan Textile University pursuing a master’s degree in software engineering, said that during the outbreak he was deeply impressed by “the resilience, patience and care demonstrated by Chinese people toward each other and toward foreigners”.
As the outbreak began, Richard was hospitalized due to severe inflammation of his pancreas, which led to him staying in Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University for 52 days. He was discharged on March 6 and placed under 14-day quarantine at his university.