Our graduate student Boheng has returned to China to resume his PhD program at Peking University. Meanwhile, Lenka has completed her postdoc in the lab and has returned to Czechia, where she is on maternity leave. Afterwards, she will be looking for job openings there. Best wishes to you both, Boheng and Lenka!
Boheng also describes the COVID-19 response he encountered on his way home:
Lastly, about the quarantine process that I went through. I got back to China on Sept 13rd at Shanghai PVG international terminal. The whole airport had been redesigned into a big maze which you can only go in one direction. There were checkpoints along the road where you need to sign up and provide your information including where you came from, what’s your plan here in China, do you have any of the symptoms in the last 2 weeks, and your seat on the plane, etc. All the staff there were wearing fully covered BSL-3 protective suits. And after that, every one of us took a COVID-19 test, which hurts a lot. They put the cotton tip all the way through your nose to make sure they got the sample. When we finished all those, which took almost 2 hours, there were busses outside waiting to take us to the quarantine hotels.