wuhan coronavirus city lockdown quarantine
  • The epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Wuhan, a city in the Chinese province of Hubei with a population of 11 million, has been under an unprecedented quarantine since January 23.
  • The coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, has so far killed 170 people and infected more than 7,700 worldwide as of Thursday morning.
  • In just a week, the city has experienced food shortages, an overwhelming number of patients, and several evacuations of foreigners visiting the city.
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The epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Wuhan, a city in the Chinese province of Hubei with a population of 11 million, has been under an unprecedented quarantine since January 23.

The coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, has so far killed 170 people and infected more than 7,700 worldwide as of Thursday morning. The novel coronavirus has surpassed the number of confirmed cases from the SARS outbreak (5,327 cases), which also originated in China and killed nearly 800 people worldwide.

SARS, which stands for severe acute respiratory syndrome, is also in the same viral family as 2019-nCoV.

In just a week, the city has experienced food shortages, an overwhelming number of patients, and several evacuations of foreigners visiting the city.

Developments in the coronavirus outbreak and how city is coping paints a picture of panic, as Wuhan ends its first week under quarantine:



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