As the Wuhan virus spreads, doctors in Wuhan say they face a ‘flooding’ of patients and not enough protective gear
A doctor in the Chinese city of Wuhan said that thousands of patients are waiting for hours to see doctors, though doctors have been advised not to come into work for fear of catching the deadly coronavirus outbreak.
The unnamed Wuhan doctor spoke to the BBC and discussed what conditions are like for medical staff in the city under lockdown.
The doctor told BBC News that the actual number of infected people “is probably higher” than what has been reported.
Another unnamed doctor told the South China Morning Post that the outbreak among medical staff was due to a lack of information and protective gear.
As of Friday morning, the disease has infected more than 830 people and killed 25 others.
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A doctor in the Chinese city of Wuhan said that thousands of patients are waiting for hours to see doctors.
The doctor at a Wuhan hospital told BBC News that there has been “an alarming rate of spread” of the deadly novel coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV, over the last two weeks in the city.
BBC News declined to identify the doctor in order to protect her identity.
The new coronavirus can pass from human to human, and it has infected 830 people and killed 25 as of Friday morning.
As a precaution, the entire city of Wuhan, as well as other nearby cities of Huanggang and Ezhou have been locked down in an unprecedented quarantine against the disease, affecting about 23 million people.
The doctor told BBC News that scores of citizens have lined up at Wuhan hospitals in panic.
“The hospitals have been flooding with patients, there are thousands, I haven’t seen so many before,” the doctor said. “I am scared because this is a new virus and the figures are alarming.”
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