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Hundreds of Africans Feel Trapped and Abandonned Quarantined in Wuhan

A security personnel wearing protective clothing to help stop the spread of a deadly SARS-like virus which originated in the central city of Wuhan is seen at the entrance of subway station in Beijing on January 28, 2020. NOEL CELIS / AFP

While thousands of expatriates from wealthy countries will be airlifted out of Wuhan, the epicenter of the burgeoning coronavirus outbreak, African expats meantime confront a very different reality. In addition to the 4,600 African students currently in Wuhan, according to Quartz, there are hundreds more teachers and other professionals who are all are forced to stay within the city limits due to the strict quarantine that’s in force.

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