Dr Owain Williams By: Dr Owain Williams
Lecturer in IR and Human Security
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18 Feb 2020 : Wuhan

Hubei (the province) is now entering into extensive measures and lockdown. Wuhan is isolating people into what is predicted to be really draconian isolation measures – it is 11 million people. It is also getting wider in China with Shanghai going to teach kids online. Some regions limiting traffic to essential vehicles and business suspended until March. Singapore went into full lockdown and they will not mess around there. Taiwan started scanning entries on January 1st and Korea kicked off serious preparations. The big bids are really going well and I think getting two into Wellcome will be a bit of a push. Great colleagues so far, but a funny transition with K and J being in Brisbane – so bloody cold all the time.

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