The quarantine has been declared in the cities of Wuhan, Huanggang, and Ezhou. Mass events are canceled all over the country.
Due to the spread of the new coronavirus, the Chinese authorities decided to declare a quarantine in the city of Huanggang, where seven million people live, BBC News reported on Thursday, January 23. At the same time, The New York Times reports on the blockade of the city of Ezhou, with a million people.
In these cities, as in Wuhan, where the virus spread, the movement of planes, trains, buses, subways, and ferries was suspended. Cafes and cinemas will be closed.
Local residents were urged not to leave the city. They were also ordered to avoid crowds and wear masks in public places.
One of Wuhan’s doctors told reporters that two days ago they were told not to go to work because of the risk of infection.
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“I can barely see anyone on the street. We were told to avoid crowds. I went to the supermarket to buy food, but there was nothing left – no vegetables, no cookies. Some New Year’s holidays have been canceled. People bought tickets to go home for Lunar New Year, but they can’t do it now. Everyone is stuck here and can’t leave,” the medic said.
Meanwhile, a video has emerged online of Wuhan residents fighting at a local supermarket for food.
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In other Chinese cities cancel all large-scale public events.
“Putting the safety and health of people first, to prevent and prevent the epidemic, reduce mass gatherings of people and ensure a stable and happy Spring Festival (Chunjie, New Year’s Eve on the lunar calendar), according to The decision of the working group of the party and the government of the city of Beijing, starting from this day, cancels all major events,” the Ministry of the Chinese capital said in a statement.
A map of the spread of Chinese coronavirus has also appeared on the network.
According to the latest data, the number of confirmed cases of a new type of coronavirus in China has reached 616, with 25 people dying. So far, all fatalities have been recorded in the city of Wuhan. There are cases in Thailand, Japan, South Korea, and the United States.
At the same time, China has developed a method of treating new pneumonia. Paramedics managed to save a 53-year-old man who was in a critical condition.