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What life is like in Wuhan during the coronavirus lockdown


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What life is like in Wuhan during the coronavirus lockdown

Health 5 February 2020 By Donna Lu Strict measures are being taken in Wuhan, China to contain the outbreak of a coronavirusSTR/AFP via Getty ImagesThe streets of Wuhan in Hubei province are eerily quiet. The city of 11 million people, the centre of the coronavirus outbreak, has been locked down since 23 January, with all…

What life is like in Wuhan during the coronavirus lockdown


Health



5 February 2020

By Donna Lu

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Strict measures are being taken in Wuhan, China to contain the outbreak of a coronavirus

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The streets of Wuhan in Hubei province are eerily quiet. The city of 11 million people, the centre of the coronavirus outbreak, has been locked down since 23 January, with all public transport, flights and trains suspended.

“You pretty much don’t see anybody outside,” says a man who lives in Wuhan and asked to be identified only as Alex. Private vehicles are banned in the downtown area. Highways are shut so residents aren’t able to leave the city. The only places …

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