It was January when I received my graduation certificate and after completing all formalities, I booked a flight of January 29 to get back to my home country Pakistan. But all of a sudden, there were announcements of locking down Wuhan city. Through all possible communication means I had: my supervisor, International Students’ Office, friends, news pages on WeChat and even my telecommunication company reminding me to stock essential items, I learnt that the entire city was going to be shut down in two hours.
Noor-ul-Huda holds a banner of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Photo: Courtesy of Noor-ul-Huda
A screenshot of Noor-ul-Huda’s social media post with captions reading “A birthday in quarantine” and “Come on, Wuhan.” Photo: Courtesy of Noor-ul-Huda