23 July 2021
Coronavirus: when learning never (quite) stops
In Singapore, student Jolene Cheong has had to adapt to online learning and the cancellation of her clinical placement during the Covid-19 outbreak
It was last Friday before the start of clinical placements when I received the news that Singapore had raised its Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) level to Orange.
In preparation for my work-study placement, I had shifted my uniforms to the side of my closet, hoping to save a few minutes in the mornings. Notes had been compiled and categorized in print and digital formats. I had even drawn up a timetable to keep track of submissions and evaluations. I was ready, but DORSCON Orange changed everything.
“It’s cancelled,” I told my father, feeling a mixture of contempt and disbelief. What happens now?