Recovered COVID-19 patient describes trip to ‘alien planet’ and back

Focus Taiwan
Date:\ 04/21/2020
By: Chen Wei-ting and Chiang Yi-ching, CNA staff writers

Photo courtesy of Schoko

Within an hour of being informed on March 21 that she had tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus disease, Schoko was in an ambulance on her way to the hospital, carrying some hastily packed clothes, a boxed lunch, and a cup of bubble tea.

It was her first trip in an ambulance and the first time she was being hospitalized, she told CNA in a phone interview.

"I felt like I was in a spaceship, being transported to an alien planet," said Schoko, a Taiwanese in her 30s, who asked to withhold her proper name.

When she arrived at the hospital in New Taipei, she was allowed to walk on her own to a negative pressure isolation room, followed by two cleaners in full protective gear, disinfecting everything in her wake.    [FULL  STORY]

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