First American Citizen Dies Of Coronavirus In Wuhan As Supply Shortages Persist, Police Forcibly Quarantine Infected

Saturday, February 8, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Sat, 02/08/2020


Fatalities in China reached a single-day high of 86 on Friday, raising the national death toll to 724

WHO reported 31,481 confirmed global cases on Friday, up by 3,000+ cases from Thursday; SCMP says total cases closer to 35k

First American citizen has died

First Japanese citizen suspected of succumbing to virus

France elevates travel advisory to orange after 5 Britons fall ill in ski resort

Roundup of suspected infected in Wuhan continues

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Update (1200ET): More surprisingly frank reports from the Chinese press have been circulating on Saturday courtesy of Caixin, a Beijing-based financial and business news organization.

Among other things, TV reports claimed shortages of essential medical supplies have persisted into Saturday, stoking public anger over the death of Dr. Li, the first bonafide martyr of the 2019-2020 nCoV outbreak.

The station offered more grim updates on the rounding up of all infected patients in Wuhan.

Other reports claim that government forces are also rounding up those who are merely suspected of being exposed.

As one twitter sleuth asks: Would they be going to all this trouble for less than 800 dead across a country of 1.4 billion? So far, reports of these violent roundups have been confined to Wuhan. How long until they start rounding up party members in Shanghai, or Beijing?

Mandatory home and temperature checks were only the beginning. How long until millions are forcibly confined?

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