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US News British teacher who is 'trapped' in Wuhan is too scared to leave his house over coronavirus fears as 20 MILLION people are on lockdown across six cities in China

08:05  24 january  2020
08:05  24 january  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Kharn Lambert, a PE teacher living in Wuhan said he is afraid to leave his house . He said the area near his home is unrecognisable due to fear over the killer virus. The teacher described the 'blanket of fear ' which has engulfed the city of Wuhan . So far 18 people have been killed by the virus with a

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A British man trapped in the Chinese city of Wuhan has described the ‘blanket of fear’ hanging over the place where coronavirus first broke out.

Kharn Lambert, a PE teacher based in China, last night told of how he worried about leaving his home for fear of catching ‘a deadly virus’.

In one of the first British accounts to come out of Wuhan, which was placed in lockdown yesterday, Mr Lambert described how the area had become unrecognisable.

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British teacher who is ' trapped ' in Wuhan is too scared to Wuhan , the coronavirus epicentre, is well-known for its education system, and is home to some of China ’s most respected universities and research institutes.

Wuhan is a major port city of 11 million in the province of Hubei, where all of the 17 previously reported deaths have taken place. In Huanggang, public transportation and departing trains stopped at midnight. Residents are not allowed to leave the city without special permission, according to a

a person standing next to a building: About 20 million residents across China were effectively quarantined as the coronavirus death toll stood at 18 – with 630 infected. His man in Hong Kong is suspected of contracting the potentially deadly virus © Provided by Daily Mail About 20 million residents across China were effectively quarantined as the coronavirus death toll stood at 18 – with 630 infected. His man in Hong Kong is suspected of contracting the potentially deadly virus ‘If you saw the street behind me at night time where I normally live, it’s a very vibrant street, lots of restaurants and it’s open until 2am and Chinese families come to celebrate,’ he said. ‘But if I show you out there now, it’s dead.’

Asked if a ‘blanket of fear’ was looming above Wuhan, he told the BBC: ‘100 per cent.’ China had last night put six cities on lockdown in a desperate bid to contain the virus. Planes in and out of Wuhan were grounded and local transport services axed.

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It came as the World Health Organisation (WHO) branded the scale of emergency measures ‘unprecedented in public health history’. Thousands of patients have continued to flood into hospitals across the Chinese cities.

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And further panic set in after rumours suggested hospital beds were running out and medical equipment was in short supply.

Locals described an ‘end of the world’ mentality with supermarket shelves bare and petrol stations overwhelmed as locals tried to stock up.

Usually bustling streets, decorated for Chinese New Year festivities, were deserted. Those who did venture outside wore masks.

Public health officials have been seen walking the streets under clouds of gas as they disinfect roads and parks. Quarantine tents continued to spring up in an effort to isolate suspected cases.

a group of people standing in front of a store: This man has been placed in a quarantine box at Fuzhou Airport, where he is also suspected of contracting the disease © Provided by Daily Mail This man has been placed in a quarantine box at Fuzhou Airport, where he is also suspected of contracting the disease As of yesterday, there was a total of 634 cases of coronavirus in China – but scientists warned that as many as 10,000 could be infected.

The Chinese government is scrambling to put emergency measures in place ahead of the Lunar New Year, which begins tomorrow. It is estimated to be the world’s biggest annual migration.

Hundreds of millions of people are expected to travel for the celebrations in the country and abroad, posing a severe problem for officials trying to contain the spread.

Major events have been cancelled in the capital Beijing, while the releases of seven films were postponed over fears that confined cinemas would provide the perfect breeding ground for the virus.

Yesterday morning, a government-imposed travel ban came into force in Wuhan, the capital of the Hubei province, at 10am local time. Later, transport links were also being sealed off in the neighbouring central cities of Huanggang and Ezhou, which hold a combined population of nearly 8.5 million, and the smaller cities of Chibi, Zhijiang and Xiantao with a further two million.

a group of people standing around a bag of luggage: Passengers arriving at Terminal 3 on flights from China wore masks to protect them from possible infection © Provided by Daily Mail Passengers arriving at Terminal 3 on flights from China wore masks to protect them from possible infection Wuhan is the seventh biggest city in China with connections to every part of the globe.

This may explain why the virus, thought to have originated in a food market, was able to spread so quickly. All flights to and from the city’s international airport, which handles about 20 million passengers a year, were grounded.

Police were also deployed to guard the city’s high-speed train station, with anyone booked on trips turned away.

a screen shot of a computer monitor: Large numbers of flights to and from Wuhan have been cancelled as officials try and prevent the spread of the deadly virus © Provided by Daily Mail Large numbers of flights to and from Wuhan have been cancelled as officials try and prevent the spread of the deadly virus Bus, ferry, and subway services were also cancelled as residents were told not to leave unless they had ‘special reasons’.

Cinemas and internet cafes were ordered to stop operating. Masks were running out in pharmacies across Wuhan after the government said they had to be worn in public spaces.

Panic in the London-sized city was not helped by rumours that hospitals were turning patients away, with eight issuing an emergency call for medical equipment and donations. Officials said they would attempt to build a hospital in six days to accommodate the ill.

Writing on Chinese social media, one Wuhan resident said: ‘We consciously avoid going out, disinfect diligently and wear masks.

‘But there is a lack of food and disinfectants, and we need more resources. We hope everyone can understand that we are feeling as though it is the end of the world.’

a pile of clothes on a bed: Medics are taking extreme precautions to prevent further transmission of the virus in Wuhan © Provided by Daily Mail Medics are taking extreme precautions to prevent further transmission of the virus in Wuhan On China’s Weibo social network, similar to Twitter, the search term ‘Wuhan is sealed off’ had been used over 1.2 billion times last night.

The price of food and medical supplies has soared in recent days and hotels would serve meals to guests only in their rooms. Schools were told that the start of term would likely be delayed. One teacher, who gave her name only as Xiao, 26, told The Guardian: ‘This is a little too late now. The government’s measures are not enough.’

The WHO’s representative in Beijing, Dr Gauden Galea, said: ‘To my knowledge, trying to contain a city of 11 million people is new to science... We cannot at this stage say it will or it will not work.’

A doctor on the ground in Wuhan admitted she was terrified by the ‘alarming rate’ at which the virus had spread. ‘The hospitals have been flooding with patients, there are thousands, I haven’t seen so many before,’ she told the BBC. ‘They have to wait for hours before they see a doctor – you can imagine their panic. It’s a new virus, so there isn’t much information.’

GPs will get face masks and gowns as virus fears grow .
Irish GPs are to be provided with full head-to-toe protective gowns and masks next week after warning the failure of the HSE to provide safety gear left them at risk of the deadly coronavirus. It follows growing concern about the virus threat here, following the detection of the first two cases of the killer infection in the UK.The HSE confirmed that the packs will be sent to GP surgeries after angry doctors' protests and the revelation that two Chinese tourists staying in an English hotel are infected with the virus.

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