My Corona

Victorians telling their COVID stories

My Corona is a series of personal stories about the pandemic, life in isolation and Victorians’ hopes and fears for the future.

All stories are Creative Commons, and can be reproduced with attribution.


I just pray every day that we will be allowed to go outside of the suburb, just to get food.


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I could see the doctors talking but couldn’t understand what they were saying. It was very isolating.


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"If I'd been in a private high-rise block, there is no way known they could have got away with it."


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"I disconnected from the troubled, bizarre world, free of its pain and madness, though not free from my own."


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Jinghua Qian turned freelance. A week later, COVID-19 shut down the country.


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"Thousands of masked faces on the street in the middle of a pandemic, thousands of voices chanting, 'bla(c)k lives matter'."


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How do you socially distance and 'keep your hands to yourself' if you need touch to navigate?


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I never wanted him to see me upset, so I would wait until I had a shower or when I was in my car alone to cry.


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