HUBAI PROVENCE, China (INTELLIHUB) — Yichang city officials declared martial law on Monday and have ordered a strict quarantine of the entire city and all its residents as the COVID-19 bio-contagion continues to spread throughout the land.
This is my friend's house downstairs, Yichang City, Hubei Pro. Whole city martial law,people coming out will be arrested pic.twitter.com/czYUFil0FV
— puujee (@puuee1006) February 17, 2020
Officials have been blanketing the city for weeks with antiviral toxins but their efforts to contain the outbreak have failed entirely.
Chinese authorities spraying disinfectants in Yichang city, Hubei province in response to #coronavirus
— Oluwafemi Oduntan (@wakeel_007) February 4, 2020
Yichang is the second-largest city in Hubai Provence with a population of over 4 million people.
Over 1 billion people altogether in China are suspected to be under lockdown.