HARROWING footage from Chinese hospitals is emerging on social media as the coronavirus crisis deepens, with some viewers comparing the grim scenes with horror movie The Living Dead.
Video taken in a packed hospital corridor appears to show covered corpses on the floor just feet from terrified patients wearing face-masks while overstretched medics in protective clothing try to treat them. Besieged hospitals in Wuhan have called for public donations of medical supplies such as surgical masks, scrubs and protective goggles. All isolation wards across the crisis-torn city are full.
Senior health ministry officials in Beijing today issued a decree declaring no patients with fever can be turned away from hospital and that transportation to hospitals would be provided following screenings at community healthcare centres.
Here’s a glimpse of new virus-related developments that occurred overnight.
Total of confirmed cases now 939+, 26 dead.
China restricts travel for 46+ million people across 16 cities as the death toll surges.
AFP reports that the virus has jumped to Europe