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Coronavirus: As others leave, citizens of some countries remain stuck in Wuhan

Students and family members of Pakistani students staying in Wuhan at a protest in Islamabad on Feb 1 calling for them to be evacuated from the Chinese city. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Students and family members of Pakistani students staying in Wuhan at a protest in Islamabad on Feb 1 calling for them to be evacuated from the Chinese city. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Travellers donning masks at Phnom Penh International Airport in the Cambodian capital on Wednesday. China's allies like Cambodia and Pakistan have said they will not extricate their citizens from China's Hubei province in what is seen as a diplomatic
Travellers donning masks at Phnom Penh International Airport in the Cambodian capital on Wednesday. China's allies like Cambodia and Pakistan have said they will not extricate their citizens from China's Hubei province in what is seen as a diplomatic favour to Beijing.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Life has turned topsy-turvy for Pakistani medical student Zulkaif Ali, who now spends most of his days in bed.

The 20-year-old wakes up at 9pm each day, speaks to his family on a video call, has a simple meal with friends, then spends most of the night playing mobile phone games with them before going to bed at dawn.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 07, 2020, with the headline 'As others leave, citizens of some countries remain stuck in Wuhan'. Print Edition | Subscribe