- A Video of Medics in Hazmat Suits Scanning Plane Passengers for China’s Mysterious Coronavirus is Stoking Fears of a Pandemic
by Alexandra Ma, Business Insider US
- A video of medics in full protective hazmat suits scanning dozens of plane passengers for the symptoms of a mysterious, fatal coronavirus spreading across China is stoking fears of a pandemic.
- China is desperately trying to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
- Not much is known about the illness, except that it originated in the city of Wuhan, has pneumonia-like symptoms, and is similar to the 2003 SARS virus.
- As of Tuesday, at least six people in the city had died from the illness and dozens of others had been infected, local authorities said.
- There have been reports of the virus in Beijing, Shenzhen, Thailand, Japan, and South Korea.
A video of medics in hazmat suits scanning dozens of plane passengers for the symptoms of a mysterious, fatal virus spreading across China is stoking fears of a global epidemic. Chinese authorities have been stepping up efforts to stop the spread of 2019-nCoV, also known as the Wuhan coronavirus, named after the central Chinese city where the infection originated.
passengers screened for coronavirus symptoms on a domestic flight out of Wuhan pic.twitter.com/ytUbVzpYRZ
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