As of this morning, 571 people have been infected with the new coronavirus
At 10 a.m. Thursday morning all public transportation in and out of Wuhan was put on hold until the outbreak is under control. The neighboring city of Huanggang followed suit. People were scrambling around the city to get out before they were locked in, those staying stocked up on food and medicine.
The southern province of Guangdong which borders Hong Kong reported six new infections, bringing its total to 32.
“The Wuhan government said they started using temperature screening equipment last week, but when I went through the entrance, I didn’t see any of those. No one checked my temperature.”
-Zhang 61-year-old from Wuhan
“Nobody was ready for the lockdown. I went to the supermarket this morning many people were there and vegetables were all sold out. But the biggest problem for Wuhan is not daily necessity it is medical treatment.
-Yu a Wuhan resident
This situation is beginning to get out of hand and the need to quarantine the disease is pressing. The coronavirus has spread to other Asian countries already and now the U.S.
(Cover photo courtesy of Yahoo News, videos courtesy of BBC and South China Morning Post, source South China Morning Post)