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News in Brief 13 August 2021

  • Fast-moving Afghanistan crisis ‘has hallmarks of humanitarian catastrophe'
  • UN health agency WHO urges support for new COVID-19 origins studies
  • Widespread DRCongo sexual abuse alert from UNHCR
On Feb 26, a shipment of adult diapers donated by UNFPA arrived in Wuhan and was distributed to local hospitals.

First Person: two months of COVID-19 confinement in Wuhan

Many countries have recently begun to introduce lockdown measures that have led to many citizens having to spend much, if not all, of their time at home. For those in Wuhan, China, where COVID-19 is believed to have originated, the period of self-isolation has lasted around two months. UN News spoke to Dizi*, a Wuhan resident, to find out how she has been coping. The interview has been translated.