Business Insider talked to a couple living in Wuhan under strict quarantine, who described what their life has been like since the coronavirus outbreak.
As of February 15, the global death toll has reached over 1,500 people, with more than 66,000 people infected.
The majority of the cases are concentrated in China, but the virus has also spread to 25 other countries.
The couple emphasized that it is important that the world does not panic. The virus is one thing, they said, but fear for the virus is another epidemic by itself.
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Eleven million people live and work in Wuhan, China. But as the coronavirus outbreak continues, Wuhan — the epicenter of what is now known as the COVID-19 virus — has become a ghost town. Chinese authorities do not allow anyone out or in, per the city’s rigid quarantine protocol, which began at the end of January.
Since December, the coronavirus has been spreading worldwide. As of February 15, the global death toll has reached over 1,500 people, with more than 66,000 people infected in 25 other countries.
Business Insider talked to a couple, who prefer to remain unnamed, living in Wuhan and have been quarantined in their home for 23 days. They said they live a life of uncertainty — no one knows what to do or how long they’ll be forced to stay home.
The only contact with the outside world is via the internet, they told Business Insider. It is also how the couple found out that three of their friends had died from the virus — among them, one of their oldest friends.
To pass the time, the couple said they watch a lot of television, but what is broadcast there does not correspond to their reality, they said, noting that …read more
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