The first cases of what was then a mystery illness were reported in December in Wuhan, the capital city of China’s Hubei province. Wuhan has a population of 11 million which is larger than London or New York. The virus has spread rapidly, claiming 26 lives by January 22, jumping to 80 five days later, and to 170 by the morning of January 30.
Evacuated from WuhanAs the death toll from the coronavirus continues to climb, a growing number of countries around the world have carried out or continued planning the evacuation of their citizens from Wuhan in the central Chinese province of Hubei, the epicentre of the virus. Thousands have returned home and been quarantined for at least 14 days on arrival to avoid contagion.