Dead zone: coronavirus has turned 11 million Wuhan into a ghost townBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/dead-zone-coronavirus-has-turned-11-million-wuhan-into-a-ghost-town
Wuhan has become the epicenter of the spread of a new virus, before which medicine is powerless. A terrible disease has turned a once bustling metropolis into an apocalyptic ghost town. It was from here that the coronavirus began its deadly march across the planet. The world is sounding the alarm before the wave of an unknown epidemic, and the governments of the countries are doing everything to prevent the infection from entering the borders of their powers.
Wuhan residents are trying to leave the city as soon as possible, which further increases the risk of the spread of coronavirus. See photos from the dead zone further in our material.
Here is Wuhan — the place from where the deadly coronavirus began to spread across the planet. A bustling metropolis has turned into a ghost town, where doctors walk around dressed in protective suits.
The first death from coronavirus has been recorded in the Chinese province bordering Russia. The death toll has increased to 26, the number of infected is growing and has almost reached 900. If you were planning a trip to China, it's time to change your mind.
Wuhan emptied and turned gray. More than 11 million people live in the capital of Hubei province, but now the atmosphere of the apocalypse reigns in it. In China, ten cities suspended transport links with Hubei Province.
Blue and white police tape guards the closed doors of the Huanan Haixian Shichang store, which is at the epicenter of the epidemic. Red plastic barriers protect the place at a distance of 10 meters. Previously, everything was sold here: from dried cockroaches to live porcupines, including illegal wild animals. It was here that the deadly coronavirus was first detected on January 1.Journalists are not allowed close to the store building and the hospital. Security is on site 24 hours a day, and the police threaten to arrest anyone who takes photos or videos.
Public transport stopped moving around the city, the airport was closed. The police strictly control the cleanliness and hygiene in catering establishments.
Residents prefer to stay at home and almost never go out on the streets. Many are trying to leave the city and pack their bags in the hope of leaving for the Chinese New Year, if the quarantine is strengthened. Despite the warnings, train stations and airports are crowded. This can lead to the unstoppable spread of a deadly virus across the planet.
British experts say that about 10,000 people may already be infected, and the death rate is approximately the same as in the Spanish flu epidemic, which claimed millions of lives after the First World War. The leaders of the states say they are doing everything to prevent the spread of the virus and urge officials not to hide information about the new disease.Measures are being taken at airports around the world to prevent the coronavirus from crossing borders. Meanwhile, the number of victims continues to grow. In addition to China, cases of infection have been detected in five other countries, including the United States, Thailand and Japan.
Doctors at Wuhan Central Hospital in the intensive care unit wear protective suits.
The outbreak of the virus caused alarm due to the connection with severe acute respiratory syndrome, which killed about 650 people in China and Hong Kong in 2002-2003. Coronavirus leads to diseases that range from the common cold to deadly.
Due to the potential spread through transport and the possibility of mutation, coronavirus can be transmitted to more people than usual. All this points to the symptoms of a global virus.
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