Hong Kong model, 28, chooses to stay in Wuhan for her boyfriend during the coronavirus outbreak

A model who remained in Wuhan for her boyfriend during the coronavirus outbreak has claimed that the locals were facing a food shortage, especially meat.

Residents of a village on the outskirts of Wuhan were only able to buy basic vegetables, and ‘some families even had no meat to eat’, said Annabella Woo who is from Hong Kong.

One villager allegedly got detained for 14 days after sneaking out of the community to buy groceries, she wrote on social media.

Ms Woo, 28, is also an anchor and she chose to remain in Wuhan for her boyfriend

Hong Kong model Annabella Woo has been stranded in a village an hour drive from downtown Wuhan after the city went into lockdown last month to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

Residents of a village on the outskirts of Wuhan were only able to buy basic vegetables, and 'some families even had no meat to eat', Ms Woo wrote in a post on Instagram yesterdayThe 28-year-old has been documenting her life in the small community

Residents of a village on the outskirts of Wuhan were only able to buy basic vegetables, and ‘some families even had no meat to eat’, Ms Woo wrote in a post on Instagram yesterday

The 28-year-old has been documenting her life in a small community about an hour drive from downtown since the city went into lockdown last month to prevent the spread of the deadly disease.

In her latest post on Instagram, Ms Woo described her situation 33 days into isolation. 

She said that all families in the village had to get their daily supplies through local officers, who would ask the residents what they need and buy the goods for them. She called these people ‘surrogate shoppers’.

‘The surrogate shoppers of our village can only purchase simple vegetables, such as potatoes, turnips and cabbages. [It’s] hard to get meat…’ she wrote yesterday.

The locals were so desperate for meat they had started to catch fish in rivers, the entertainer said.

She said that all families in the village had to get their daily supplies through local officers, or 'surrogate shoppers'The officers would ask the residents what they need and buy the goods for them

She said that all families in the village had to get their daily supplies through local officers, or ‘surrogate shoppers’, who would ask the residents what they need and buy the goods for them

'The surrogate shoppers of our village can only purchase simple vegetables, such as potatoes, turnips and cabbages. [It's] hard to get meat…' she wrote yesterdayThe locals were so desperate for meat they had started to catch fish in rivers, the entertainer said

‘The surrogate shoppers of our village can only purchase simple vegetables, such as potatoes, turnips and cabbages. [It’s] hard to get meat…’ she wrote yesterday. The locals were so desperate for meat they had started to catch fish in rivers, the entertainer said

Ms Woo counted herself lucky because she said she had been given 10 chickens and a box of eggs by neighbours who are poultry farmers.

‘At least, I have meat for every meal. Four dishes and a soup, this is already very good. Some families even had no meat to eat,’ added the entertainer, who is also an anchor.

Ms Woo said she was fortunate to have good friends and neighbours. 

She said she was able to harvest vegetables from other families’ fields should she need; and a Japanese friend of hers had also posted face masks and herbal cough medicine to her. 

She encouraged people to stay calm to beat the virus.



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