Meet the architect who has been through self-isolation three times

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Yuchen Mei has more reason than most to look forward to the lifting of lockdown

Eighty-nine days and counting. That is how long I have spent in self-isolation so far, in three different locations. A month after lockdown was lifted in Wuhan, I’ve been recalling my experience in both China and London during this pandemic.

Self-isolation location one: Shandong Province, China.

After five years in the UK, I was excited to return home to Shandong Province to celebrate Chinese New Year with my family. At this time of year, outdoor celebrations are held all over the country and people will also travel to visit family members.

So, when lockdown happened in Wuhan three days after my arrival, I knew our New Year celebrations would be totally different.

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