Food Blogger Details Life in Makeshift Covid Hospital in Shanghai

While wandering around the temporary hospital and chatting with strangers, Zhuyi realized that not everyone wanted to leave as badly as he did

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One week into his stay at the hospital, the 24/7 lighting started to have an adverse effect on Zhuyi. Finding it hard to fall asleep, he used blankets to build a tent-like fort that shrouded his bed in darkness. “It looks like a refugee tent from afar, but it works,” he joked online.

Shanghai Covid Hospital 2022

Bed sheets are used to block 24-hour lighting in one of Shanghai’s makeshift hospitals

Another issue Zhuyi encountered was a shortage of washing facilities, which were unable to meet the demands of the patients on-site. As a result, the blogger only washed his hair every five days.

“There is a 30-meter-long queue in front of a few taps of icy cold water,” he wrote, before humorously adding, “Luckily, I have short hair now, because the water flow is slimmer than a chopstick.”

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