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WNY native living in China sees the impact of coronavirus firsthand

Posted at 5:37 AM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 10:11:12-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — As the number of coronavirus cases increases statewide, the number of new coronavirus cases in China
has slowed to a trickle.

"The numbers have gone down a great deal," Andrew Delo said. "I don't really think it's the worst idea for the vast majority of the world to take two weeks off."

Andrew Delo is a Western New York native, and he is living in China for work. He's a University at Buffalo graduate who has lived in China for ten years. He's seen the impact of the coronavirus firsthand.

He is fine and has not been quarantined, but many of his friends and colleagues are.

"I'm trying to be a good person and doing some grocery shopping for some of my friends and coworkers-- some of whom are older-- and they are in quarantine."

Delo says store shelves are stocked and that bare store shelves, here in the United States, are making headlines in China.

He explained while some restaurants are open, only two people are allowed at any table. They have to sit meters apart.

Having experienced this pandemic first hand, months before we have, Delo says it's important we measure our words and manage our actions. He says we all have a role to play in this.