Inside Wuhan’s quarantine zone amid coronavirus outbreak

Soldiers wearing face masks screened people Thursday for the coronavirus in Wuhan, China —  where doctors donned hazmat suits to treat patients sickened by the mystery illness, photos from inside the city show.

Wuhan government officials called the situation a “state of war” after a public transportation ban and other safety measures were issued in the central Chinese city where the disease emerged, according to NPR.

“Strictly implement emergency response requirements, enter into a state of war and implement wartime measures to resolutely curb the spread of this epidemic,” officials warned, according to the report.

The officials further urged residents to remain in their homes, saying, “Homes must be segregated, neighbors must be watched.”

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