11 million people are under lockdown in Wuhan, China - birthplace of the deadly coronavirus
This is supposed to be the most festive time of year in China. But in Wuhan, the city at the center of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, holiday spirit has been eclipsed by an atmosphere of unease.
New York Times China correspondent Amy Qin has been reporting from inside Wuhan, China for almost a week. The city is on lockdown amid the coronavirus outbreak. She joined CBSN AM to talk about her experience. Strict regulations to control the spread of coronavirus in China are taking a toll on mental health as people are confined to their homes for weeks.
Health professionals say millions are struggling to cope with anxiety and fears over the future.
Those under lockdown in Wuhan, the epicentre of the virus, are particularly at risk.
Al Jazeera's Katrina Yu reports from Beijing, China. CGTN's Elaine Reyes speaks with Milan-based journalist Stefano Vergine about life in Italy under lockdown. CORONAVIRUS: The city of Bethlehem is under lockdown, Saturday, March 7, after the first Palestinian cases of the deadly coronavirus were discovered there, and authorities announced a state of emergency.
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