He walks down the hospital corridor, wearing an all-white protective suit, with a bag half the size of his body on his back.
Moreover, he is only 4 years old.
The image of this child, who went into quarantine alone because the PCR result was positive in China, had a great impact.
Nurse: I couldn’t hold back my tears when I saw them
The image is from Fujian province, which has become the epicenter of the epidemic in China.
The nurse who recorded the video spoke to the Chinese press.
Stating that an ambulance full of children, all dressed in protective suits, came to the hospital, the nurse said, “I couldn’t hold back my tears when I saw them.”
They were quarantined separately from their families
Explaining that a child cried for two hours because he did not want to leave the house, the nurse said that some of the children who were taken to the computerized tomography device were able to get on the device with the help of doctors.
According to state media, nurses take care of children in quarantine. Isolation wards and corridors are decorated with cartoon characters, children are provided with books, toys and stationery.
Zero-case policy criticized
Children under the age of 12 account for almost half of the 130 or so cases in Fujian.
The Chinese administration, on the other hand, does not compromise its zero-case policy, even for children. To prevent further transmission, infected children of kindergarten age are taken from their parents and placed in quarantine.