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A masked passenger rides a bus in Seoul ,Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
A masked passenger rides a bus in Seoul ,Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
Men wait for an examination during conscription at the Seoul Regional Military Manpower Administration in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Monday. Amid fears of a coronavirus infection, almost all examinees and medical staff there wore masks. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
Men wait for an examination during conscription at the Seoul Regional Military Manpower Administration in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Monday. Amid fears of a coronavirus infection, almost all examinees and medical staff there wore masks. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
Men wait for an examination during conscription at the Seoul Regional Military Manpower Administration in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Monday. Amid fears of a coronavirus infection, almost all examinees and medical staff there wore masks. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
Men wait for an examination during conscription at the Seoul Regional Military Manpower Administration in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Monday. Amid fears of a coronavirus infection, almost all examinees and medical staff there wore masks. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
A woman wears a mask in the main streets in Myeongdong. Myeongdong is hit by a decreasing number of tourists from China. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
A woman wears a mask in the main streets in Myeongdong. Myeongdong is hit by a decreasing number of tourists from China. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
One of the main streets in Namdaemun which is nearly empty. The city is hit by a decreasing number of tourists from China. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
One of the main streets in Namdaemun which is nearly empty. The city is hit by a decreasing number of tourists from China. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
South Korean protesters attend a rally calling for a ban on Chinese people entering South Korea near the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
South Korean protesters attend a rally calling for a ban on Chinese people entering South Korea near the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
An employee disinfects the platform to prevent transmission of the coronavirus at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
An employee disinfects the platform to prevent transmission of the coronavirus at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
People wear masks at the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
People wear masks at the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
Passengers wearing protective facemasks to help stop the spread of a deadly SARS-like virus which originated in the central city of Wuhan arrive at Beijing railway station in Beijing on January 24, 2020. AFP
Passengers wearing protective facemasks to help stop the spread of a deadly SARS-like virus which originated in the central city of Wuhan arrive at Beijing railway station in Beijing on January 24, 2020. AFP
Commuters wear face masks as they travel in a bus in Macau on January 22, 2020, after the former Portuguese colony reported its first case of the new SARS-like virus that originated from Wuhan in China. AFP
Commuters wear face masks as they travel in a bus in Macau on January 22, 2020, after the former Portuguese colony reported its first case of the new SARS-like virus that originated from Wuhan in China. AFP
A passenger shows an illustration of the coronavirus on his mobile phone at Guangzhou airport in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, 23 January 2020. EPA
A passenger shows an illustration of the coronavirus on his mobile phone at Guangzhou airport in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, 23 January 2020. EPA
Hairdressers wear protective masks as they cut the hair of customers in Beijing on January 23, 2020. AFP
Hairdressers wear protective masks as they cut the hair of customers in Beijing on January 23, 2020. AFP
This photo grabbed from a video taken and handout on January 23, 2020 by Rome's Fiumicino Airport Authority (ADR) shows passengers scanned by thermal imaging for body temperature as they go through  health measures and procedures against deadly SARS-like virus outbreak risks, after they landed at Rome's Fiumicino airport on a southern airlines flight from Wuhan, China. AFP
This photo grabbed from a video taken and handout on January 23, 2020 by Rome's Fiumicino Airport Authority (ADR) shows passengers scanned by thermal imaging for body temperature as they go through health measures and procedures against deadly SARS-like virus outbreak risks, after they landed at Rome's Fiumicino airport on a southern airlines flight from Wuhan, China. AFP
Empty vegetable stalls in a market is seen as people stock up on food due to the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, 23 January 2020. Prices of vegetables and some food soar as people make a run for food and necessities after authorities imposed a complete travel ban in Wuhan 23 January in an effort to contain the spread of the virus. EPA
Empty vegetable stalls in a market is seen as people stock up on food due to the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, 23 January 2020. Prices of vegetables and some food soar as people make a run for food and necessities after authorities imposed a complete travel ban in Wuhan 23 January in an effort to contain the spread of the virus. EPA
A woman wearing a facemask to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in the city rides her scooter through a market in Wuhan on January 24, 2020. AFP
A woman wearing a facemask to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in the city rides her scooter through a market in Wuhan on January 24, 2020. AFP
A vendor (C) wearing a facemask to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in the city offers meat at a near-empty market on the eve of the Lunar New Year in Wuhan on January 24, 2020, when normally markets would be bustling. AFP
A vendor (C) wearing a facemask to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in the city offers meat at a near-empty market on the eve of the Lunar New Year in Wuhan on January 24, 2020, when normally markets would be bustling. AFP
Photo taken on Jan. 24, 2020 shows a worker manipulating a machine on the construction site of a makeshift hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province. The makeshift hospital is expected to pool medical resources to provide isolated and efficient treatment for infected pneumonia patients. Xinhua
Photo taken on Jan. 24, 2020 shows a worker manipulating a machine on the construction site of a makeshift hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province. The makeshift hospital is expected to pool medical resources to provide isolated and efficient treatment for infected pneumonia patients. Xinhua
An aerial view of the construction site of a field hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, 24 January 2020. The 1,000-bed hospital is expected to be completed by 03 February 2020 to cope with the increasing number of people affected by the coronavirus. EPA
An aerial view of the construction site of a field hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, 24 January 2020. The 1,000-bed hospital is expected to be completed by 03 February 2020 to cope with the increasing number of people affected by the coronavirus. EPA
<span>Aerial photo taken on Jan. 28, 2020 shows laborers working at the construction site of Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province.The construction of Huoshenshan Hospital, a makeshift hospital for treating patients infected with the novel coronavirus, is underway in Wuhan. Xinhua</span><br /><br />
Aerial photo taken on Jan. 28, 2020 shows laborers working at the construction site of Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province.The construction of Huoshenshan Hospital, a makeshift hospital for treating patients infected with the novel coronavirus, is underway in Wuhan. Xinhua
Medical workers work in the ICU of Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Jan. 24, 2020. Xinhua
Medical workers work in the ICU of Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Jan. 24, 2020. Xinhua
People wearing protective masks walk inside a mall in Wuhan on January 23, 2020. AFP
People wearing protective masks walk inside a mall in Wuhan on January 23, 2020. AFP
People wear masks as they visit Wong Tai Sin temple on the first day of the Lunar New Year of the Rat in Hong Kong on January 25, 2020, as a preventative measure following a coronavirus outbreak which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan. AFP
People wear masks as they visit Wong Tai Sin temple on the first day of the Lunar New Year of the Rat in Hong Kong on January 25, 2020, as a preventative measure following a coronavirus outbreak which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan. AFP
This picture taken on January 25, 2020 shows a man wearing a protective facemask to help stop the spread of a deadly SARS-like virus which originated in the central city of Wuhan outside the Forbidden City (in background) in Beijing. AFP
This picture taken on January 25, 2020 shows a man wearing a protective facemask to help stop the spread of a deadly SARS-like virus which originated in the central city of Wuhan outside the Forbidden City (in background) in Beijing. AFP
A passenger wears swimming goggles and a facemask as he waits inside the high-speed train station connecting Hong Kong to mainland China during a public holiday in celebration of the Lunar New Year in Hong Kong on January 28, 2020, as a preventative measure following a virus outbreak which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan. AFP
A passenger wears swimming goggles and a facemask as he waits inside the high-speed train station connecting Hong Kong to mainland China during a public holiday in celebration of the Lunar New Year in Hong Kong on January 28, 2020, as a preventative measure following a virus outbreak which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan. AFP
A visitor wears a mask to prevent an outbreak of a coronavirus as she enjoys a carnival in Hong Kong, China January 28, 2020. Reuters
A visitor wears a mask to prevent an outbreak of a coronavirus as she enjoys a carnival in Hong Kong, China January 28, 2020. Reuters
A commuter wears a face mask in the MTR in Hong Kong, China, 29 January 2020. The Hong Kong government announced that all cross-border rail routes between the mainland and Hong Kong will be halted starting at midnight on 30 January and services at six border checkpoints will be suspended in an attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus. EPA
A commuter wears a face mask in the MTR in Hong Kong, China, 29 January 2020. The Hong Kong government announced that all cross-border rail routes between the mainland and Hong Kong will be halted starting at midnight on 30 January and services at six border checkpoints will be suspended in an attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus. EPA
This photo taken on January 30, 2020 shows an official in a protective suit checking on an elderly man wearing a facemask who collapsed and died on a street near a hospital in Wuhan. - AFP journalists saw the body on January 30, not long before an emergency vehicle arrived carrying police and medical staff in full-body protective suits. The World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the new coronavirus, as China reported on January 31 the death toll had climbed to 213 with nearly 10,000 infections. AFP
This photo taken on January 30, 2020 shows an official in a protective suit checking on an elderly man wearing a facemask who collapsed and died on a street near a hospital in Wuhan. - AFP journalists saw the body on January 30, not long before an emergency vehicle arrived carrying police and medical staff in full-body protective suits. The World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the new coronavirus, as China reported on January 31 the death toll had climbed to 213 with nearly 10,000 infections. AFP
A locked gate is seen after the Hong Kong Disneyland theme park has been closed, following the coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong, China January 26, 2020. Reuters
A locked gate is seen after the Hong Kong Disneyland theme park has been closed, following the coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong, China January 26, 2020. Reuters
Street view after Wuhan government announced to ban non-essential vehicles in downtown area to contain coronavirus outbreak, on the second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 26, 2020. Reuters
Street view after Wuhan government announced to ban non-essential vehicles in downtown area to contain coronavirus outbreak, on the second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 26, 2020. Reuters
This photo taken on January 26, 2020 shows medical staff members wearing protective clothing to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in Wuhan, checking the temperature of drivers and passengers at a highway check point in Tengzhou in China's eastern Shandong province. AFP
This photo taken on January 26, 2020 shows medical staff members wearing protective clothing to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in Wuhan, checking the temperature of drivers and passengers at a highway check point in Tengzhou in China's eastern Shandong province. AFP
In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a pilot wearing a protective suit parks a cargo plane at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. AP
In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a pilot wearing a protective suit parks a cargo plane at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. AP
 Medical team members heading to Wuhan to reinforce hospitals fighting the coronavirus outbreak prepare to board the train at Nanjing South Railway Station  in Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, China, 25 January 2020 . EPA
Medical team members heading to Wuhan to reinforce hospitals fighting the coronavirus outbreak prepare to board the train at Nanjing South Railway Station in Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, China, 25 January 2020 . EPA
A mother (L) of a child (R) held by his father (C) adjust his protective mask to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in Wuhan peaks through a plastic curtain at the Beijing railway station in Beijing on January 27, 2020. AFP
A mother (L) of a child (R) held by his father (C) adjust his protective mask to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in Wuhan peaks through a plastic curtain at the Beijing railway station in Beijing on January 27, 2020. AFP
Cao Liyao (C), a member of a medical team, kisses goodbye to her husband Wang Bin before leaving for Wuhan of Hubei Province, in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 27, 2020. A team comprised of 136 medical workers from Beijing left for Wuhan City on Monday to aid the novel coronavirus control efforts there. Xinhua
Cao Liyao (C), a member of a medical team, kisses goodbye to her husband Wang Bin before leaving for Wuhan of Hubei Province, in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 27, 2020. A team comprised of 136 medical workers from Beijing left for Wuhan City on Monday to aid the novel coronavirus control efforts there. Xinhua







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A masked passenger rides a bus in Seoul ,Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
A masked passenger rides a bus in Seoul ,Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
Men wait for an examination during conscription at the Seoul Regional Military Manpower Administration in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Monday. Amid fears of a coronavirus infection, almost all examinees and medical staff there wore masks. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
Men wait for an examination during conscription at the Seoul Regional Military Manpower Administration in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Monday. Amid fears of a coronavirus infection, almost all examinees and medical staff there wore masks. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
Men wait for an examination during conscription at the Seoul Regional Military Manpower Administration in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Monday. Amid fears of a coronavirus infection, almost all examinees and medical staff there wore masks. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
Men wait for an examination during conscription at the Seoul Regional Military Manpower Administration in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Monday. Amid fears of a coronavirus infection, almost all examinees and medical staff there wore masks. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
A woman wears a mask in the main streets in Myeongdong. Myeongdong is hit by a decreasing number of tourists from China. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
A woman wears a mask in the main streets in Myeongdong. Myeongdong is hit by a decreasing number of tourists from China. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
One of the main streets in Namdaemun which is nearly empty. The city is hit by a decreasing number of tourists from China. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
One of the main streets in Namdaemun which is nearly empty. The city is hit by a decreasing number of tourists from China. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
South Korean protesters attend a rally calling for a ban on Chinese people entering South Korea near the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
South Korean protesters attend a rally calling for a ban on Chinese people entering South Korea near the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
An employee disinfects the platform to prevent transmission of the coronavirus at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
An employee disinfects the platform to prevent transmission of the coronavirus at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
People wear masks at the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
People wear masks at the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
Passengers wearing protective facemasks to help stop the spread of a deadly SARS-like virus which originated in the central city of Wuhan arrive at Beijing railway station in Beijing on January 24, 2020. AFP
Passengers wearing protective facemasks to help stop the spread of a deadly SARS-like virus which originated in the central city of Wuhan arrive at Beijing railway station in Beijing on January 24, 2020. AFP
Commuters wear face masks as they travel in a bus in Macau on January 22, 2020, after the former Portuguese colony reported its first case of the new SARS-like virus that originated from Wuhan in China. AFP
Commuters wear face masks as they travel in a bus in Macau on January 22, 2020, after the former Portuguese colony reported its first case of the new SARS-like virus that originated from Wuhan in China. AFP
A passenger shows an illustration of the coronavirus on his mobile phone at Guangzhou airport in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, 23 January 2020. EPA
A passenger shows an illustration of the coronavirus on his mobile phone at Guangzhou airport in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, 23 January 2020. EPA
Hairdressers wear protective masks as they cut the hair of customers in Beijing on January 23, 2020. AFP
Hairdressers wear protective masks as they cut the hair of customers in Beijing on January 23, 2020. AFP
This photo grabbed from a video taken and handout on January 23, 2020 by Rome's Fiumicino Airport Authority (ADR) shows passengers scanned by thermal imaging for body temperature as they go through  health measures and procedures against deadly SARS-like virus outbreak risks, after they landed at Rome's Fiumicino airport on a southern airlines flight from Wuhan, China. AFP
This photo grabbed from a video taken and handout on January 23, 2020 by Rome's Fiumicino Airport Authority (ADR) shows passengers scanned by thermal imaging for body temperature as they go through health measures and procedures against deadly SARS-like virus outbreak risks, after they landed at Rome's Fiumicino airport on a southern airlines flight from Wuhan, China. AFP
Empty vegetable stalls in a market is seen as people stock up on food due to the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, 23 January 2020. Prices of vegetables and some food soar as people make a run for food and necessities after authorities imposed a complete travel ban in Wuhan 23 January in an effort to contain the spread of the virus. EPA
Empty vegetable stalls in a market is seen as people stock up on food due to the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, 23 January 2020. Prices of vegetables and some food soar as people make a run for food and necessities after authorities imposed a complete travel ban in Wuhan 23 January in an effort to contain the spread of the virus. EPA
A woman wearing a facemask to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in the city rides her scooter through a market in Wuhan on January 24, 2020. AFP
A woman wearing a facemask to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in the city rides her scooter through a market in Wuhan on January 24, 2020. AFP
A vendor (C) wearing a facemask to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in the city offers meat at a near-empty market on the eve of the Lunar New Year in Wuhan on January 24, 2020, when normally markets would be bustling. AFP
A vendor (C) wearing a facemask to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in the city offers meat at a near-empty market on the eve of the Lunar New Year in Wuhan on January 24, 2020, when normally markets would be bustling. AFP
Photo taken on Jan. 24, 2020 shows a worker manipulating a machine on the construction site of a makeshift hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province. The makeshift hospital is expected to pool medical resources to provide isolated and efficient treatment for infected pneumonia patients. Xinhua
Photo taken on Jan. 24, 2020 shows a worker manipulating a machine on the construction site of a makeshift hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province. The makeshift hospital is expected to pool medical resources to provide isolated and efficient treatment for infected pneumonia patients. Xinhua
An aerial view of the construction site of a field hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, 24 January 2020. The 1,000-bed hospital is expected to be completed by 03 February 2020 to cope with the increasing number of people affected by the coronavirus. EPA
An aerial view of the construction site of a field hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, 24 January 2020. The 1,000-bed hospital is expected to be completed by 03 February 2020 to cope with the increasing number of people affected by the coronavirus. EPA
<span>Aerial photo taken on Jan. 28, 2020 shows laborers working at the construction site of Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province.The construction of Huoshenshan Hospital, a makeshift hospital for treating patients infected with the novel coronavirus, is underway in Wuhan. Xinhua</span><br /><br />
Aerial photo taken on Jan. 28, 2020 shows laborers working at the construction site of Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province.The construction of Huoshenshan Hospital, a makeshift hospital for treating patients infected with the novel coronavirus, is underway in Wuhan. Xinhua
Medical workers work in the ICU of Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Jan. 24, 2020. Xinhua
Medical workers work in the ICU of Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Jan. 24, 2020. Xinhua
People wearing protective masks walk inside a mall in Wuhan on January 23, 2020. AFP
People wearing protective masks walk inside a mall in Wuhan on January 23, 2020. AFP
People wear masks as they visit Wong Tai Sin temple on the first day of the Lunar New Year of the Rat in Hong Kong on January 25, 2020, as a preventative measure following a coronavirus outbreak which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan. AFP
People wear masks as they visit Wong Tai Sin temple on the first day of the Lunar New Year of the Rat in Hong Kong on January 25, 2020, as a preventative measure following a coronavirus outbreak which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan. AFP
This picture taken on January 25, 2020 shows a man wearing a protective facemask to help stop the spread of a deadly SARS-like virus which originated in the central city of Wuhan outside the Forbidden City (in background) in Beijing. AFP
This picture taken on January 25, 2020 shows a man wearing a protective facemask to help stop the spread of a deadly SARS-like virus which originated in the central city of Wuhan outside the Forbidden City (in background) in Beijing. AFP
A passenger wears swimming goggles and a facemask as he waits inside the high-speed train station connecting Hong Kong to mainland China during a public holiday in celebration of the Lunar New Year in Hong Kong on January 28, 2020, as a preventative measure following a virus outbreak which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan. AFP
A passenger wears swimming goggles and a facemask as he waits inside the high-speed train station connecting Hong Kong to mainland China during a public holiday in celebration of the Lunar New Year in Hong Kong on January 28, 2020, as a preventative measure following a virus outbreak which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan. AFP
A visitor wears a mask to prevent an outbreak of a coronavirus as she enjoys a carnival in Hong Kong, China January 28, 2020. Reuters
A visitor wears a mask to prevent an outbreak of a coronavirus as she enjoys a carnival in Hong Kong, China January 28, 2020. Reuters
A commuter wears a face mask in the MTR in Hong Kong, China, 29 January 2020. The Hong Kong government announced that all cross-border rail routes between the mainland and Hong Kong will be halted starting at midnight on 30 January and services at six border checkpoints will be suspended in an attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus. EPA
A commuter wears a face mask in the MTR in Hong Kong, China, 29 January 2020. The Hong Kong government announced that all cross-border rail routes between the mainland and Hong Kong will be halted starting at midnight on 30 January and services at six border checkpoints will be suspended in an attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus. EPA
This photo taken on January 30, 2020 shows an official in a protective suit checking on an elderly man wearing a facemask who collapsed and died on a street near a hospital in Wuhan. - AFP journalists saw the body on January 30, not long before an emergency vehicle arrived carrying police and medical staff in full-body protective suits. The World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the new coronavirus, as China reported on January 31 the death toll had climbed to 213 with nearly 10,000 infections. AFP
This photo taken on January 30, 2020 shows an official in a protective suit checking on an elderly man wearing a facemask who collapsed and died on a street near a hospital in Wuhan. - AFP journalists saw the body on January 30, not long before an emergency vehicle arrived carrying police and medical staff in full-body protective suits. The World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the new coronavirus, as China reported on January 31 the death toll had climbed to 213 with nearly 10,000 infections. AFP
A locked gate is seen after the Hong Kong Disneyland theme park has been closed, following the coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong, China January 26, 2020. Reuters
A locked gate is seen after the Hong Kong Disneyland theme park has been closed, following the coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong, China January 26, 2020. Reuters
Street view after Wuhan government announced to ban non-essential vehicles in downtown area to contain coronavirus outbreak, on the second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 26, 2020. Reuters
Street view after Wuhan government announced to ban non-essential vehicles in downtown area to contain coronavirus outbreak, on the second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 26, 2020. Reuters
This photo taken on January 26, 2020 shows medical staff members wearing protective clothing to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in Wuhan, checking the temperature of drivers and passengers at a highway check point in Tengzhou in China's eastern Shandong province. AFP
This photo taken on January 26, 2020 shows medical staff members wearing protective clothing to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in Wuhan, checking the temperature of drivers and passengers at a highway check point in Tengzhou in China's eastern Shandong province. AFP
In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a pilot wearing a protective suit parks a cargo plane at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. AP
In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a pilot wearing a protective suit parks a cargo plane at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. AP
 Medical team members heading to Wuhan to reinforce hospitals fighting the coronavirus outbreak prepare to board the train at Nanjing South Railway Station  in Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, China, 25 January 2020 . EPA
Medical team members heading to Wuhan to reinforce hospitals fighting the coronavirus outbreak prepare to board the train at Nanjing South Railway Station in Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, China, 25 January 2020 . EPA
A mother (L) of a child (R) held by his father (C) adjust his protective mask to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in Wuhan peaks through a plastic curtain at the Beijing railway station in Beijing on January 27, 2020. AFP
A mother (L) of a child (R) held by his father (C) adjust his protective mask to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in Wuhan peaks through a plastic curtain at the Beijing railway station in Beijing on January 27, 2020. AFP
Cao Liyao (C), a member of a medical team, kisses goodbye to her husband Wang Bin before leaving for Wuhan of Hubei Province, in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 27, 2020. A team comprised of 136 medical workers from Beijing left for Wuhan City on Monday to aid the novel coronavirus control efforts there. Xinhua
Cao Liyao (C), a member of a medical team, kisses goodbye to her husband Wang Bin before leaving for Wuhan of Hubei Province, in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 27, 2020. A team comprised of 136 medical workers from Beijing left for Wuhan City on Monday to aid the novel coronavirus control efforts there. Xinhua





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