Coronavirus: Is Wuhan turning into a graveyard?

Coronavirus: Is Wuhan turning into a graveyard?

The deaths caused by a fatal coronavirus in China has risen to 490 and the number has been kept increasing dramatically, leaving the citizens scared.  The National Health Commission of China said on Wednesday the number of confirmed infections in the country rose to 24,324 after an additional 3,887 people were diagnosed with the virus.

Also, other neighbouring countries like Hong Kong and The Philippines reported deaths from the disease. The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has called for greater solidarity among the international community. Now since the death is approaching 500, the virus shows no sign of slowing down and treatments on the same seems bleak. Wuhan is indeed turning into a graveyard with hospitals filled completely.

It is observed that all public roads are shut down and no cars are allowed. No public transportation of any kind in quarantined zones, which has an estimated area of 20 million Chinese. Wuhan hospitals now publicly ask for donations of medical masks and gear because of shortage.  "While 99 per cent of cases are in China, in the rest of the world we only have 176 cases," the UN health agency's chiefs aid in a technical briefing to the WHO's Executive Board in Geneva.

On the other hand, India has further tightened visa rules by cancelling the existing visas for Chinese and foreigners who had visited the country in the last two weeks. India has also temporarily suspended e-visa facility for Chinese travellers and foreigners residing in China. Currently, 647 Indians and 7 Maldivians, who have been brought out from Wuhan and Hubei are in 14-day quarantine at a medical camp near Delhi.