Normally it is full of people on the streets of Wuhan, a large city with 11 million inhabitants. Now that the city is in quarantine, there are hardly any passers-by. Whoever saw the man lying does not dare approach. It is not clear how the man – probably a sixties – died.
Shortly after journalists spotted the body, a car came crashing in with agents and nurses dressed in safety suits.
Wuhan is the epicenter of the corona virus outbreak. Researchers currently assume that the virus was transmitted from wild animals to humans at a market in the city. The virus, which appeared at the end of last year, has meanwhile killed 213 people, 159 of whom in Wuhan alone.
In the meantime, the city has been in lockdown for more than a week: roads are closed, trains and planes remain in the station and airport.