“10 Most Surreal Days Imaginable:” Israeli Consul Hospitalized In China For COVID

Chinese policemen form a line to stop protesters marching in Beijing, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. Protesters angered by strict anti-virus measures called for China's powerful leader to resign, an unprecedented rebuke as authorities in at least eight cities struggled to suppress demonstrations Sunday that represent a rare direct challenge to the ruling Communist Party. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Israeli’s Consul-General in Shanghai Eddie Shapira had the misfortune of contracting COVID in China, where virus patients are still isolated in “conditions reminiscent of a prison.”

“I’m trying to recover from what happened to me,” he wrote on Facebook. ” Let’s start from the end – I got sick with COVID and I recovered completely. I didn’t have any serious symptoms. The problem is that I caught it in the most wrong place on earth – in China.”

“Here, they still relate to infections with the same level of severity as if three years haven’t passed and nothing has been learned – and they advocate complete separation for anyone exposed to COVID patients. The patients themselves are hospitalized in designated hospitals.”

“Nothing helped and I also found myself in such a hospital for ten days. Nothing can prepare you for the experience – not even close engagement with the issue for over two years.”

“How was it?! I found myself in a room between two hallways – a type of aquarium – 2 single beds, 2 automatic doors that open by remote control, and a small window-like opening to insert a ‘food’ tray. The days pass in anticipation of 2 negative results, with a gap of 24 hours between them. The conditions are reminiscent of a prison (just an estimate, I haven’t experienced it yet), 10 of the most surreal days imaginable. Not recommended for those suffering from claustrophobia and basically for anyone!”

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)