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Stories of hope and despair amid the Covid-19 lockdown

Apr 04, 2020 14:05 IST

As the coronavirus strengthens its grip on the world, harrowing accounts are being shared by young people from across the globe, on how they are battling the pandemic. 18 year old Angel Gona, studies law at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. With her university is closed, and no wifi access to tap into online classes, she worries about falling behind on her studies. Zoe, a 16-year-old high school student in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is sad that she might not see one of her best friends, who is moving to another country. She's looking for a miracle - but isn't expecting one. 23-year-old Carly Roitz, is a high-risk patient, because she has lupus and, even before coronavirus was a threat, she got sick often. She had plans to marry her fiance in the fall, but worries those plans might have to be shelved for now. Freddie, a 16 year old high school sophomore, is waiting the lockdown out with his family in Chicago. He says his city, which is usually noisy has been quieter than usual. Freddie feels he's living in a box. 16 year old Michaela from Palo Alto, California is a self-described introvert, she says spending a lot of time indoors had always been her dream. Now she's not so sure. Sarah Al-Kubaisi, is a 21-year-old dentistry student in Baghdad. She worries about the impact this virus will have on countries with fewer resources and says Iraq, while rich with oil, has limited medical resources for the common man.

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