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Simulation of a COVID-19 swab test [1 of 2]

"I always wanted to capture a COVID19-related photo to document this unusual period in medical history. Unable to visit hospitals or medical institutions, or locations close enough where swabbings and testings are conducted, I decided to reenact the situation at home. My family members cooperated to dress up as frontline workers swabbing a patient. I try to depict the swabbing environment as closely as possible to real-life situation using real personal protective equipment (PPE) and lights and shadows. This allowed me to capture a potentially dangerous environment realistically in the comfort and safety of my home."--Contributed by Wong Chek Poh, as part of the "Documenting COVID-19 in Singapore" collection community call.

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All rights reserved. Wong Chek Poh, 2020

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