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A medical worker is seen at the intensive care unit of Jinyintan hospital in Wuhan, February 13.  China Daily via REUTERS

A medical worker is seen at the intensive care unit of Jinyintan hospital in Wuhan, February 13. China Daily via REUTERS

A medical worker is seen at the intensive care unit of Jinyintan hospital in Wuhan, February 13. China Daily via REUTERS
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A medical worker carries protective suits at Jinyintan hospital in Wuhan, February 13, 2020.  China Daily via REUTERS

A medical worker carries protective suits at Jinyintan hospital in Wuhan, February 13, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

A medical worker carries protective suits at Jinyintan hospital in Wuhan, February 13, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS
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A basket sits in front of shelves with noodles at a supermarket in Wuhan, February 14. REUTERS/Stringer

A basket sits in front of shelves with noodles at a supermarket in Wuhan, February 14. REUTERS/Stringer

A basket sits in front of shelves with noodles at a supermarket in Wuhan, February 14. REUTERS/Stringer
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Medical workers transport food for patients during lunch hour at Jinyintan hospital in Wuhan, February 13. China Daily via REUTERS

Medical workers transport food for patients during lunch hour at Jinyintan hospital in Wuhan, February 13. China Daily via REUTERS

Medical workers transport food for patients during lunch hour at Jinyintan hospital in Wuhan, February 13. China Daily via REUTERS
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Coronavirus patients and medical staff dance to a lively Chinese song about red flowers at a makeshift hospital in Wuhan, February 10, 2020. China News Service via REUTERS TV

Coronavirus patients and medical staff dance to a lively Chinese song about red flowers at a makeshift hospital in Wuhan, February 10, 2020. China News Service via REUTERS TV

Coronavirus patients and medical staff dance to a lively Chinese song about red flowers at a makeshift hospital in Wuhan, February 10, 2020. China News Service via REUTERS TV
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Workers operate a vehicle to carry out disinfection in Jianghan district, following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, February 10, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

Workers operate a vehicle to carry out disinfection in Jianghan district, following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, February 10, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

Workers operate a vehicle to carry out disinfection in Jianghan district, following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, February 10, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS
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A doctor disinfects the entrance of a community health service center, which has an isolated section to receive patients with mild symptoms caused by the novel coronavirus and suspected patients of the virus, in Wuhan, China, February 2. China Daily via REUTERS

A doctor disinfects the entrance of a community health service center, which has an isolated section to receive patients with mild symptoms caused by the novel coronavirus and suspected patients of the virus, in Wuhan, China, February 2. China Daily...more

A doctor disinfects the entrance of a community health service center, which has an isolated section to receive patients with mild symptoms caused by the novel coronavirus and suspected patients of the virus, in Wuhan, China, February 2. China Daily via REUTERS
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Medical workers in protective suits attend to novel coronavirus patients in the ICU of a designated hospital in Wuhan, February 6, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

Medical workers in protective suits attend to novel coronavirus patients in the ICU of a designated hospital in Wuhan, February 6, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

Medical workers in protective suits attend to novel coronavirus patients in the ICU of a designated hospital in Wuhan, February 6, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS
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A nurse in a protective suit feeds a coronavirus patient inside an isolated ward at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, February 8, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

A nurse in a protective suit feeds a coronavirus patient inside an isolated ward at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, February 8, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

A nurse in a protective suit feeds a coronavirus patient inside an isolated ward at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, February 8, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS
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A customer pushes a cart while shopping inside a supermarket of Alibaba's Hema Fresh chain, in Wuhan, February 11, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

A customer pushes a cart while shopping inside a supermarket of Alibaba's Hema Fresh chain, in Wuhan, February 11, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

A customer pushes a cart while shopping inside a supermarket of Alibaba's Hema Fresh chain, in Wuhan, February 11, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer
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Medical workers in protective suits work inside an isolated section at a community health service center in Wuhan, China February 8. China Daily via REUTERS ATTENTION

Medical workers in protective suits work inside an isolated section at a community health service center in Wuhan, China February 8. China Daily via REUTERS ATTENTION

Medical workers in protective suits work inside an isolated section at a community health service center in Wuhan, China February 8. China Daily via REUTERS ATTENTION
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A medical worker in protective suit moves a novel coronavirus patient in a wheelchair at a hospital in Wuhan, February 10, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

A medical worker in protective suit moves a novel coronavirus patient in a wheelchair at a hospital in Wuhan, February 10, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

A medical worker in protective suit moves a novel coronavirus patient in a wheelchair at a hospital in Wuhan, February 10, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS
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A makeshift memorial for Li Wenliang, the doctor who issued an early warning about the coronavirus outbreak before it was officially recognized, is seen after Li died of the virus, at an entrance to the Central Hospital of Wuhan, February 7, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

A makeshift memorial for Li Wenliang, the doctor who issued an early warning about the coronavirus outbreak before it was officially recognized, is seen after Li died of the virus, at an entrance to the Central Hospital of Wuhan, February 7, 2020....more

A makeshift memorial for Li Wenliang, the doctor who issued an early warning about the coronavirus outbreak before it was officially recognized, is seen after Li died of the virus, at an entrance to the Central Hospital of Wuhan, February 7, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer
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A worker in protective suit serves customers at a checkout counter of a supermarket in Wuhan, February 12, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

A worker in protective suit serves customers at a checkout counter of a supermarket in Wuhan, February 12, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

A worker in protective suit serves customers at a checkout counter of a supermarket in Wuhan, February 12, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS
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A worker is seen inside a convenience store following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, February 11, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

A worker is seen inside a convenience store following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, February 11, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

A worker is seen inside a convenience store following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, February 11, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer
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Community workers distribute free vegetables to members of households inside a residential compound in Wuhan, February 11, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

Community workers distribute free vegetables to members of households inside a residential compound in Wuhan, February 11, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

Community workers distribute free vegetables to members of households inside a residential compound in Wuhan, February 11, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS
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Medical workers in protective suits are seen at the Wuhan Parlor Convention Center, which has been converted into a makeshift hospital in Wuhan, February 7, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS

Medical workers in protective suits are seen at the Wuhan Parlor Convention Center, which has been converted into a makeshift hospital in Wuhan, February 7, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS

Medical workers in protective suits are seen at the Wuhan Parlor Convention Center, which has been converted into a makeshift hospital in Wuhan, February 7, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS
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A road to Wuhan Tianhe International Airport is seen deserted in Wuhan, February 7, 2020. Courtesy of Edward Wang via REUTERS

A road to Wuhan Tianhe International Airport is seen deserted in Wuhan, February 7, 2020. Courtesy of Edward Wang via REUTERS

A road to Wuhan Tianhe International Airport is seen deserted in Wuhan, February 7, 2020. Courtesy of Edward Wang via REUTERS
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A security officer suited in protective gear checks passports of passengers boarding a cargo plane, chartered by the U.S. State Department to evacuate Americans and Canadians, at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, February 7, 2020. Courtesy of Edward Wang via REUTERS

A security officer suited in protective gear checks passports of passengers boarding a cargo plane, chartered by the U.S. State Department to evacuate Americans and Canadians, at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, February 7, 2020. Courtesy of...more

A security officer suited in protective gear checks passports of passengers boarding a cargo plane, chartered by the U.S. State Department to evacuate Americans and Canadians, at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, February 7, 2020. Courtesy of Edward Wang via REUTERS
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Staff from the U.S. embassy assemble before inspecting a cargo plane to evacuate Americans and Canadians from China, at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, February 7, 2020. Courtesy of Edward Wang via REUTERS

Staff from the U.S. embassy assemble before inspecting a cargo plane to evacuate Americans and Canadians from China, at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, February 7, 2020. Courtesy of Edward Wang via REUTERS

Staff from the U.S. embassy assemble before inspecting a cargo plane to evacuate Americans and Canadians from China, at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, February 7, 2020. Courtesy of Edward Wang via REUTERS
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Filipinos voluntarily evacuated due to the coronavirus outbreak board a plane from Wuhan, February 9, 2020. Courtesy of Department of Foreign Affairs/Handout via REUTERS

Filipinos voluntarily evacuated due to the coronavirus outbreak board a plane from Wuhan, February 9, 2020. Courtesy of Department of Foreign Affairs/Handout via REUTERS

Filipinos voluntarily evacuated due to the coronavirus outbreak board a plane from Wuhan, February 9, 2020. Courtesy of Department of Foreign Affairs/Handout via REUTERS
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Cleaning workers wear face masks outside a closed shop in Wuhan, February 7, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

Cleaning workers wear face masks outside a closed shop in Wuhan, February 7, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

Cleaning workers wear face masks outside a closed shop in Wuhan, February 7, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer
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Customers wearing face masks shop inside a supermarket in Wuhan, February 10, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

Customers wearing face masks shop inside a supermarket in Wuhan, February 10, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

Customers wearing face masks shop inside a supermarket in Wuhan, February 10, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS
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Community volunteers deliver donated vegetables to elderly residents at Furen community on the Lantern Festival, which marks the end of Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Wuhan, February 8, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS

Community volunteers deliver donated vegetables to elderly residents at Furen community on the Lantern Festival, which marks the end of Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Wuhan, February 8, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS

Community volunteers deliver donated vegetables to elderly residents at Furen community on the Lantern Festival, which marks the end of Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Wuhan, February 8, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS
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A man wearing a face mask shops for vegetables inside a store in Wuhan, February 8, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS

A man wearing a face mask shops for vegetables inside a store in Wuhan, February 8, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS

A man wearing a face mask shops for vegetables inside a store in Wuhan, February 8, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS
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A delivery worker for Alibaba's Hema Fresh chain rides his electric bicycle on a road in Wuhan, February 7, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

A delivery worker for Alibaba's Hema Fresh chain rides his electric bicycle on a road in Wuhan, February 7, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

A delivery worker for Alibaba's Hema Fresh chain rides his electric bicycle on a road in Wuhan, February 7, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer
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A worker measures the body temperatures of people leaving a supermarket in Qingshan district in Wuhan, February 7, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

A worker measures the body temperatures of people leaving a supermarket in Qingshan district in Wuhan, February 7, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

A worker measures the body temperatures of people leaving a supermarket in Qingshan district in Wuhan, February 7, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS
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Medical workers in protective suits move a patient at an isolated ward of a hospital in Caidian district in Wuhan, February 6, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

Medical workers in protective suits move a patient at an isolated ward of a hospital in Caidian district in Wuhan, February 6, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

Medical workers in protective suits move a patient at an isolated ward of a hospital in Caidian district in Wuhan, February 6, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS
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A medical worker in protective suit is seen at an isolated ward of a hospital in Caidian district in Wuhan, February 6, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

A medical worker in protective suit is seen at an isolated ward of a hospital in Caidian district in Wuhan, February 6, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

A medical worker in protective suit is seen at an isolated ward of a hospital in Caidian district in Wuhan, February 6, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS
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Workers in protective suits examine specimens inside a laboratory in Wuhan, February 6, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

Workers in protective suits examine specimens inside a laboratory in Wuhan, February 6, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

Workers in protective suits examine specimens inside a laboratory in Wuhan, February 6, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS
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Cars travel next to closed shops in Wuhan, February 7, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

Cars travel next to closed shops in Wuhan, February 7, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

Cars travel next to closed shops in Wuhan, February 7, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer
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A man in protective suit holds the door of a taxi for a passenger in Wuhan, February 7, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

A man in protective suit holds the door of a taxi for a passenger in Wuhan, February 7, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

A man in protective suit holds the door of a taxi for a passenger in Wuhan, February 7, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer
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Medical workers in protective suits attend to patients at the Wuhan International Conference and Exhibition Center, which has been converted into a makeshift hospital to receive patients with mild symptoms caused by the coronavirus, in Wuhan, February 5. China Daily via REUTERS

Medical workers in protective suits attend to patients at the Wuhan International Conference and Exhibition Center, which has been converted into a makeshift hospital to receive patients with mild symptoms caused by the coronavirus, in Wuhan,...more

Medical workers in protective suits attend to patients at the Wuhan International Conference and Exhibition Center, which has been converted into a makeshift hospital to receive patients with mild symptoms caused by the coronavirus, in Wuhan, February 5. China Daily via REUTERS
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Workers set up medical equipment at the new Leishenshan Hospital, a makeshift hospital for treating patients of the coronavirus, in Wuhan, February 5. cnsphoto via REUTERS

Workers set up medical equipment at the new Leishenshan Hospital, a makeshift hospital for treating patients of the coronavirus, in Wuhan, February 5. cnsphoto via REUTERS

Workers set up medical equipment at the new Leishenshan Hospital, a makeshift hospital for treating patients of the coronavirus, in Wuhan, February 5. cnsphoto via REUTERS
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A worker sets up beds at the Hongshan Stadium to convert it into a makeshift hospital, in Wuhan, February 4.  


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A worker sets up beds at the Hongshan Stadium to convert it into a makeshift hospital, in Wuhan, February 4. China Daily via REUTERS

A worker sets up beds at the Hongshan Stadium to convert it into a makeshift hospital, in Wuhan, February 4. China Daily via REUTERS
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A medical worker in protective suit adjusts a drip bag for a patient at a hospital in Wuhan, February 3.  
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A medical worker in protective suit adjusts a drip bag for a patient at a hospital in Wuhan, February 3. China Daily via REUTERS

A medical worker in protective suit adjusts a drip bag for a patient at a hospital in Wuhan, February 3. China Daily via REUTERS
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Workers set up beds at the Wuhan Parlor Convention Center to convert it into a makeshift hospital in Wuhan, February 4. China Daily via REUTERS

Workers set up beds at the Wuhan Parlor Convention Center to convert it into a makeshift hospital in Wuhan, February 4. China Daily via REUTERS

Workers set up beds at the Wuhan Parlor Convention Center to convert it into a makeshift hospital in Wuhan, February 4. China Daily via REUTERS
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An aerial view shows the newly completed Huoshenshan Hospital, a dedicated hospital built in eight days to treat coronavirus patients, in Wuhan, February 2, 2020.
China Daily via REUTERS

An aerial view shows the newly completed Huoshenshan Hospital, a dedicated hospital built in eight days to treat coronavirus patients, in Wuhan, February 2, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

An aerial view shows the newly completed Huoshenshan Hospital, a dedicated hospital built in eight days to treat coronavirus patients, in Wuhan, February 2, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS
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A worker takes body temperature measurement of a man at the entrance to a residential compound in Wuhan, February 1.     China Daily via REUTERS

A worker takes body temperature measurement of a man at the entrance to a residential compound in Wuhan, February 1. China Daily via REUTERS

A worker takes body temperature measurement of a man at the entrance to a residential compound in Wuhan, February 1. China Daily via REUTERS
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Funeral parlor staff members in protective suits help a colleague with disinfection after they transferred a body at a hospital, in Wuhan, January 30.    China Daily via REUTERS

Funeral parlor staff members in protective suits help a colleague with disinfection after they transferred a body at a hospital, in Wuhan, January 30. China Daily via REUTERS

Funeral parlor staff members in protective suits help a colleague with disinfection after they transferred a body at a hospital, in Wuhan, January 30. China Daily via REUTERS
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Workers labour at the construction site of the new Leishenshan Hospital, a makeshift hospital for treating patients of the new coronavirus, in Wuhan, January 31.    cnsphoto via REUTERS

Workers labour at the construction site of the new Leishenshan Hospital, a makeshift hospital for treating patients of the new coronavirus, in Wuhan, January 31. cnsphoto via REUTERS

Workers labour at the construction site of the new Leishenshan Hospital, a makeshift hospital for treating patients of the new coronavirus, in Wuhan, January 31. cnsphoto via REUTERS
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A doctor puts on protective goggles before entering the isolation ward at a hospital, in Wuhan, January 30. China Daily via REUTERS

A doctor puts on protective goggles before entering the isolation ward at a hospital, in Wuhan, January 30. China Daily via REUTERS

A doctor puts on protective goggles before entering the isolation ward at a hospital, in Wuhan, January 30. China Daily via REUTERS
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A man buys a face mask at a pharmacy in Wuhan, January 29.   China Daily via REUTERS

A man buys a face mask at a pharmacy in Wuhan, January 29. China Daily via REUTERS

A man buys a face mask at a pharmacy in Wuhan, January 29. China Daily via REUTERS
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Workers at the construction site of the new Huoshenshan Hospital, a makeshift hospital for treating patients of the new coronavirus, in Wuhan, January 30.    China Daily via REUTERS

Workers at the construction site of the new Huoshenshan Hospital, a makeshift hospital for treating patients of the new coronavirus, in Wuhan, January 30. China Daily via REUTERS

Workers at the construction site of the new Huoshenshan Hospital, a makeshift hospital for treating patients of the new coronavirus, in Wuhan, January 30. China Daily via REUTERS
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Medical staff in protective suits treat a patient with pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus at the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, January 27.  China Daily via REUTERS

Medical staff in protective suits treat a patient with pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus at the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, January 27. China Daily via REUTERS

Medical staff in protective suits treat a patient with pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus at the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, January 27. China Daily via REUTERS
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Wuhan Yangtze River Tunnel is blocked with a barrier in Wuhan, January 25.   China Daily via REUTERS

Wuhan Yangtze River Tunnel is blocked with a barrier in Wuhan, January 25. China Daily via REUTERS

Wuhan Yangtze River Tunnel is blocked with a barrier in Wuhan, January 25. China Daily via REUTERS
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Taxi drivers in protective suits are seen in front of a residential area in Wuhan, January 28. China Daily via REUTERS

Taxi drivers in protective suits are seen in front of a residential area in Wuhan, January 28. China Daily via REUTERS

Taxi drivers in protective suits are seen in front of a residential area in Wuhan, January 28. China Daily via REUTERS
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An empty street is seen in Wuhan, January 25, 2020. INSTAGRAM/EMILIA via REUTERS

An empty street is seen in Wuhan, January 25, 2020. INSTAGRAM/EMILIA via REUTERS

An empty street is seen in Wuhan, January 25, 2020. INSTAGRAM/EMILIA via REUTERS
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Medical staff in protective suits treat a patient with pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus at the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, in Wuhan, January 28.  China Daily via REUTERS

Medical staff in protective suits treat a patient with pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus at the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, in Wuhan, January 28. China Daily via REUTERS

Medical staff in protective suits treat a patient with pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus at the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, in Wuhan, January 28. China Daily via REUTERS
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A customer walks in a supermarket in Wuhan, January 29, 2020. Instagram/Emilia via REUTERS

A customer walks in a supermarket in Wuhan, January 29, 2020. Instagram/Emilia via REUTERS

A customer walks in a supermarket in Wuhan, January 29, 2020. Instagram/Emilia via REUTERS
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An empty street is seen in Wuhan, January 29, 2020. INSTAGRAM/EMILIA via REUTERS

An empty street is seen in Wuhan, January 29, 2020. INSTAGRAM/EMILIA via REUTERS

An empty street is seen in Wuhan, January 29, 2020. INSTAGRAM/EMILIA via REUTERS
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang wearing a mask and protective suit speaks to medical workers as he visits the Jinyintan hospital where patients with the new coronavirus are being treated, in Wuhan, January 27, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang wearing a mask and protective suit speaks to medical workers as he visits the Jinyintan hospital where patients with the new coronavirus are being treated, in Wuhan, January 27, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang wearing a mask and protective suit speaks to medical workers as he visits the Jinyintan hospital where patients with the new coronavirus are being treated, in Wuhan, January 27, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS
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Excavators and bulldozers are seen at the construction site where a new hospital is being built to treat patients of a new coronavirus, on the outskirts of Wuhan, January 24, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS.

Excavators and bulldozers are seen at the construction site where a new hospital is being built to treat patients of a new coronavirus, on the outskirts of Wuhan, January 24, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS.

Excavators and bulldozers are seen at the construction site where a new hospital is being built to treat patients of a new coronavirus, on the outskirts of Wuhan, January 24, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS.
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53-year-old patient Yang Zhongyi takes drips at the Wuhan Eighth hospital, in Wuhan, January 25, 2020. Yang is a highly suspected case of the new coronavirus yet is unable to get tests to confirm due to local hospitals' lack of testing equipment or beds, according to her son Zhang Changchun. REUTERS/Zhang Changchun/Handout via Reuters

53-year-old patient Yang Zhongyi takes drips at the Wuhan Eighth hospital, in Wuhan, January 25, 2020. Yang is a highly suspected case of the new coronavirus yet is unable to get tests to confirm due to local hospitals' lack of testing equipment or...more

53-year-old patient Yang Zhongyi takes drips at the Wuhan Eighth hospital, in Wuhan, January 25, 2020. Yang is a highly suspected case of the new coronavirus yet is unable to get tests to confirm due to local hospitals' lack of testing equipment or beds, according to her son Zhang Changchun. REUTERS/Zhang Changchun/Handout via Reuters
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Medical staff attend to patients at the Central Hospital of Wuhan. THE CENTRAL HOSPITAL OF WUHAN VIA WEIBO /via REUTERS

Medical staff attend to patients at the Central Hospital of Wuhan. THE CENTRAL HOSPITAL OF WUHAN VIA WEIBO /via REUTERS

Medical staff attend to patients at the Central Hospital of Wuhan. THE CENTRAL HOSPITAL OF WUHAN VIA WEIBO /via REUTERS
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A street view after the Wuhan government announced a ban on non-essential vehicles in the downtown area, on the second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Wuhan, January 26. cnsphoto via REUTERS

A street view after the Wuhan government announced a ban on non-essential vehicles in the downtown area, on the second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Wuhan, January 26. cnsphoto via REUTERS

A street view after the Wuhan government announced a ban on non-essential vehicles in the downtown area, on the second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Wuhan, January 26. cnsphoto via REUTERS
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Central Hospital of Wuhan medical staff hold Chinese Lunar New Year signs, in Wuhan. THE CENTRAL HOSPITAL OF WUHAN VIA WEIBO /via REUTERS

Central Hospital of Wuhan medical staff hold Chinese Lunar New Year signs, in Wuhan. THE CENTRAL HOSPITAL OF WUHAN VIA WEIBO /via REUTERS

Central Hospital of Wuhan medical staff hold Chinese Lunar New Year signs, in Wuhan. THE CENTRAL HOSPITAL OF WUHAN VIA WEIBO /via REUTERS
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Chinese paramilitary officers wearing masks stand guard at an entrance of the closed Hankou Railway Station after the city was locked down in Wuhan, January 23.   China Daily via REUTERS

Chinese paramilitary officers wearing masks stand guard at an entrance of the closed Hankou Railway Station after the city was locked down in Wuhan, January 23. China Daily via REUTERS

Chinese paramilitary officers wearing masks stand guard at an entrance of the closed Hankou Railway Station after the city was locked down in Wuhan, January 23. China Daily via REUTERS
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Central Hospital of Wuhan medical staff work in Wuhan. THE CENTRAL HOSPITAL OF WUHAN VIA WEIBO /via REUTERS

Central Hospital of Wuhan medical staff work in Wuhan. THE CENTRAL HOSPITAL OF WUHAN VIA WEIBO /via REUTERS

Central Hospital of Wuhan medical staff work in Wuhan. THE CENTRAL HOSPITAL OF WUHAN VIA WEIBO /via REUTERS
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Medical staff attend to a patient at The Central Hospital Of Wuhan. THE CENTRAL HOSPITAL OF WUHAN VIA WEIBO/via REUTERS

Medical staff attend to a patient at The Central Hospital Of Wuhan. THE CENTRAL HOSPITAL OF WUHAN VIA WEIBO/via REUTERS

Medical staff attend to a patient at The Central Hospital Of Wuhan. THE CENTRAL HOSPITAL OF WUHAN VIA WEIBO/via REUTERS
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A staff member from a local sanitation and epidemic prevention team checks body temperature of a passenger in a car at a toll station in Wuhan, January 23.      China Daily via REUTERS

A staff member from a local sanitation and epidemic prevention team checks body temperature of a passenger in a car at a toll station in Wuhan, January 23. China Daily via REUTERS

A staff member from a local sanitation and epidemic prevention team checks body temperature of a passenger in a car at a toll station in Wuhan, January 23. China Daily via REUTERS
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A worker sanitizes the square in front of the Hankou Railway Station, in Wuhan, January 23.     China Daily via REUTERS

A worker sanitizes the square in front of the Hankou Railway Station, in Wuhan, January 23. China Daily via REUTERS

A worker sanitizes the square in front of the Hankou Railway Station, in Wuhan, January 23. China Daily via REUTERS
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People queue for receiving treatment at the fever outpatient department at the Wuhan Tongji Hospital in Wuhan, January 22.    cnsphoto via REUTERS

People queue for receiving treatment at the fever outpatient department at the Wuhan Tongji Hospital in Wuhan, January 22. cnsphoto via REUTERS

People queue for receiving treatment at the fever outpatient department at the Wuhan Tongji Hospital in Wuhan, January 22. cnsphoto via REUTERS
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A man stands in front of a screen showing that multiple departure flights have been cancelled after the city was locked down, at an airport in Wuhan, January 23.   cnsphoto via REUTERS

A man stands in front of a screen showing that multiple departure flights have been cancelled after the city was locked down, at an airport in Wuhan, January 23. cnsphoto via REUTERS

A man stands in front of a screen showing that multiple departure flights have been cancelled after the city was locked down, at an airport in Wuhan, January 23. cnsphoto via REUTERS
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Medical staff attends a patient with pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus at the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, in Wuhan, January 22.   cnsphoto via REUTERS

Medical staff attends a patient with pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus at the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, in Wuhan, January 22. cnsphoto via REUTERS

Medical staff attends a patient with pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus at the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, in Wuhan, January 22. cnsphoto via REUTERS
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