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During our 14-day quarantine, we're not allowed to leave our hotel rooms at all. Hotel staff, in hazmat suit, drop off meals three times a day, take out trash we have left outside our door, and disinfect the hallway, without direct contact with us. I look through the peephole when I hear some noise in the hallway, to observe the apparatus that runs hotel quarantine.

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Quarantine Story published in Washington Post
yan cong
May 30, 2020
Location: beijing
My partner and I returned to Beijing from New York in late March and did a mandatory 14-day quarantine in a hotel in Beijing. The experience was surreal. We were put into separate room, and it was a long-distance relationship across a hallway.

Room and bored: One couple’s 14-day quarantine in a Beijing hotel
They returned from overseas and were confined to separate hotel rooms for two weeks under government requirements. This is their journey.

Yan Cong

Yan Cong is an independent photographer based in Beijing. She focuses most of her long-term projects on women’s issues, rural China, and China’s relations with its neighbors.
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