Coronavirus patient in Wuhan is sealed in a PLASTIC TUBE

Coronavirus patient in Wuhan is sealed in a PLASTIC TUBE

Coronavirus
patient is sealed in a PLASTIC TUBE to avoid contaminating others
while being transported by Chinese medics in hazmat suits

  • Footage
    filmed in Huizhou, China, shows medics taking extreme care

  • 20
    medical workers in the nation have been struck down with the virus

  • At
    least 17 have been killed and 532 have been sickened in the outbreak

  • Wuhan,
    the source of the virus, has ordered all residents to wear masks

  • Never-before-seen
    footage shows doctors in hazmat suits treating patients

Medics secure the plastic tube with the suspected coronavirus patient inside

the Daily Mail,

23
January, 2020

Hazmat-clad
Chinese medics have been spotted transporting a 
coronavirus patient
inside a sealed plastic tube in a bid to avoid cross-infection. 


Footage
shows two medical workers in hazardous material suits pulling a
sufferer out of an ambulance and then wheeling the individual towards
a hospital building.

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Footage shared by Radio Free Asia shows medics donning hazmat suits transporting a coronavirus patient in a sealed plastic tube in Huizhou, a city in southern China's Guangdong
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The small coastal city, with a population of nearly five million, reported its first confirmed case on Monday
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Footage shared by Radio Free Asia shows medics donning hazmat suits transporting a coronavirus patient in a sealed plastic tube in Huizhou, a city in southern China’s Guangdong

Twenty
medical workers in 
China have
been struck down with the new strain of coronavirus while looking
after patients, the country’s officials have revealed. 

The
virus originated in Wuhan, a city of 11 million in central China, and
has so far killed 17 people and sickened more than 530 in the
country.

Thailand,
South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and the United States have also reported
confirmed cases.

The
17-second clip, released by Radio Free Asia on social media, was
filmed in Huizhou in southern China’s Guangdong Province.

The
small coastal city, with a population of nearly five million,
reported its first confirmed case on Monday.

As
for the whole Guangdong province, 26 people have been struck with the
virus, including seven serious cases and three critical cases.


The never-before-seen pictures were taken inside the intensive care units of the Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine of the hospital in Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak

It’s
believed that the source of the virus were the live animals traded in
Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, the largest of its kind of Wuhan,
which spreads along the banks of the Yangtze River.

The
Chinese authorities have urged its people not to travel in and out of
Wuhan for the upcoming Lunar New Year, and strengthened the health
screening in transport hubs across the nation.

And
the government of Wuhan has ordered all residents to wear face masks
in public places.

Chinese
officials this week confirmed that the virus had spread between
humans, suggesting it can be passed through coughs and sneezes.

The
first pictures and footage of Chinese doctors treating patients who
were struck down with a new deadly virus have also emerged.

Images
shared by the Central Hospital of Wuhan, where the virus originated,
show medics donning hazmat suits attending to the sufferers at the
hospital’s intensive care units.


While
a video report released by state broadcaster CCTV captures the tense
atmosphere at the intensive care units of the city’s Jinyintan
Hospital, where most of the patients are being looked after.

Experts
in the country today claimed that they had found ways to effectively
kill the virus.

Li
Lanjuan, an expert from National Health Commission’s, said at a press
conference: ‘Coronavirus will die in 30 minutes in a temperature of
56 degrees Celsius.

‘Ether,
75 per cent Ethanol and disinfectant containing Chlorine can
effectively kill the virus.’

The
killer coronavirus may already be in Britain, health experts have
admitted today – as they warn humans have ‘no immunity’ to the deadly
disease.

The
news came as Heathrow Airport announced it would take the
extraordinary measure of separating all passengers flying into the UK
from Wuhan to try to stop the infection reaching British soil.

Health
chiefs have now raised the threat level in the UK and one said this
morning the outbreak currently has a death rate similar to the global
Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918, which went on to kill more than
50million people.

Leading
scientists have also today warned up to 10,000 patients may have
caught the SARS-like virus in Wuhan – more than double the previous
estimate.

Officially,
around 530 people have been diagnosed internationally and the Hubei
Provincial Government has now confirmed the death toll has almost
doubled, from nine to 17. Antibiotics do not work for viruses.

It
emerged last night that the disease had reached the US. A man in his
30s from Washington State, who had travelled back from Wuhan, was
confirmed to be the first American case.

Patients
have already been confirmed in Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan and
Japan, and one man in Australia is being tested for the virus.
Another suspected case has been recorded today in Mexico.

US
President Donald Trump today said America ‘has a plan’ to contain the
spread of the virus, which officials have confirmed can spread
between humans.

But
British experts who fear there could already be a case of the
never-before-seen virus in the UK have warned screening in the UK ‘is
not foolproof’ and said that the borders are too ‘porous’ to keep the
infection out.

Scientists
are desperately trying to contain the outbreak of the virus, which
scientists say may have come from bats and can cause a fever and
pneumonia

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