04 April 2020 | By Yang Meiping |
hanghai International Studies University took part in nationwide mourning on Saturday for martyrs in epidemic fight and those who died of the coronavirus.
National flags were at half-mast on campuses, and some also turned their websites and social media homepages black-and-while.
At the Songjiang campus of Shanghai International Studies University, a national flag raising and mourning ceremony was attended by faculty and students on campus as well as anti-virus volunteers. They observed three-minute silence and laid flowers.
Students at home around the country also mourned.
Zhang Qiaochu, a Wuhan native, said: “I have witnessed the outbreak in this city. I will pay my respects not only to all the martyrs and deceased victims, but also other patients, all the medical staff and community workers. Wuhan cannot pull through and we cannot live securely now without all their efforts. I will also do my part, either as a translator or a volunteer, to fight the virus too.”