Over 80 Chinese Cities Under Quarantine Due To Coronavirus, as Wuhan Converts School Dorms into Isolation Centers

University Dorms
On Feb. 7, Hu Yabo, vice mayor of Wuhan City, where the virus first broke out, said at a daily press conference that the city and provincial governments would convert student dorms at four universities and the new campus of the Hubei Province Communist Party training school, all located in Wuhan.

Netizens have also shared videos of conflicts between residents and security personnel, as many Chinese in cities held under lockdown begin to feel frustrated that they cannot move around freely.

More than 80 Chinese city governments have launched some form of quarantine measures.

Quickly Spreading
Tianjin, one of the four directly-governed municipalities in China, issued isolation measures on Feb. 6, after a 66 year-old woman who shopped at a local department store died from the coronavirus.

Mao Jinsong, director of the Baodi district government in Tianjin, said at a Feb. 7 press conference that 23 residents in the district have been diagnosed or suspected to be coronavirus patients. They all visited the same department store.

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