Coronavirus: Disturbing videos claim to show people collapsing in Wuhan

Mail Online | 1/24/2020 | Chris Pleasance for MailOnline
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Disturbing videos have emerged purporting to show people collapsing in the streets of the Chinese city at the centre of the new coronavirus outbreak.

Dozens of videos tagged as coming from Wuhan show people lying in the street, being tended to by medics, or collapsing where they stand as people in face masks rush to help.

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The new strain of coronavirus, a SARS-like disease which attacks the respiratory system, has killed at least 26 people and infected 800 worldwide.

MailOnline has been unable to verify the videos, which are being widely circulated on social media.

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It is not clear where or when precisely much of the footage was taken, though all of it appears to come from China.

While the disease is mostly confined to China, isolated cases have been reported in Vietnam, South Korean, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau and Japan.

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One case has also been confirmed in the US state of Washington, while multiple people in the UK are also suspected of having the virus.

All of the fatalities have so-far taken place in China.

Wuhan - City - People - Roads - Trains

Wuhan, a city of some 11 million people, has been placed on total lockdown, with roads blocked, trains cancelled and airports closed in an attempt to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Seven other cities - Ezhou, Huanggang, Chibi, Qianjiang, Zhijiang, Jingmen and Xiantao - have also been placed under total lockdown.

Zhijiang - Venues - Enshi - Entertainment - Venues

Meanwhile in Zhijiang all public venues have been closed, while in Enshi, indoor entertainment venues have been shuttered in an attempt to control the virus.

In one of the videos, a man can be seen lying on the floor inside what appears to be a bank as people wearing masks look on.

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A few moments later another person dressed in a white hazmat suit comes over to treat them.

Other footage shows people in similar white suits...
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