China deploys army medics to overwhelmed virus epicenter

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China deploys army medics to overwhelmed virus epicenter

Wuhan (Web Desk): The Chinese army deployed medical specialists on Saturday to the epicentre of a spiralling viral outbreak that has already killed 41 people and spread around the world. The country's most important celebration has been all-but cancelled for people in a dozen cities who have been ordered to hunker down.


China has launched a massive quarantine effort across much of Hubei province, affecting more than 40 million people.

On the eastern outskirts of Wuhan — Hubei's capital and the original source of the previously unknown 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) — police manning a roadblock turned away a handful of vehicles trying to escape the city.