Here’s how the unprecedented quarantine of one of China’s largest cities could play out


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Here’s how the unprecedented quarantine of one of China’s largest cities could play out

People wear face masks as they wait at Hankou railway station in Wuhan, China, on Wednesday before all public transportation in the city was suspended amid an ongoing coronavirus outbreak. (Xiaolu Chu/Getty Images)
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January 22, 2020 at 10:14 PM EST
Passengers wearing sanitary masks wheeled their luggage through
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across most of the airport lobby. As the clock ticked toward 10 a.m. local time, people crowded the doors of train stations, unsuccessfully attempting to get inside.
That was the scene on Thursday morning in Wuhan, the central Chinese city of 11 million people where coronavirus broke out last month. State-run media reported hours earlier that no one would be allowed to leave the city for an undetermined length of time in an effort to contain the pneumonialike illness that health authorities say has killed at least 17 people. Train stations, ferries, buses and the airport all
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The scale and complexity of Wuhan’s quarantine is probably unprecedented, said Howard Markel, a professor of history and medicine at the University of Michigan.
“This is just mind-boggling,” he said. “I’ve never read about or seen a bigger one than they’re proposing."

What the hell is happening ?
My company has suspended all travel to China .
Now the news is that 2 more cities in China are being quarantined.
How will they manage the food supply ?
Are they sure it originated from civets ?
 

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