CORONAVIRUS has claimed more lives than the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003 as the death toll climbs to 813.
A total of 774 people died in the SARS pandemic – another form of coronavirus that jumped from animals to humans.
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The communist regime in China has been pictured rounding up patients in Wuhan with the virus and taking them to camps.
As well as those suspected of having the virus, China’s central government ordered that those close to the patients should also be put into the camps.
A shocking video immerged today of a man suspected of having coronavirus running away from officials who were trying to put him in quarantine.
He was seen running through what was believed to be Changqing Garden, Wuhan, and being chased by cops who seemed to be carrying large metal poles.
In another video, believed to be in Suzhou near Shanghai, shows officials holding onto two people by their arms and dragging them from their homes.
Another man lay on the floor in protest but was picked up by a group of officials dressed in hazmat suits and taken down the stairs as he struggled to escape their grasp.
A clip circulated on Twitter, claiming to show a woman being ‘arrested and put into isolation for not wearing a mask against coronavirus’.
According to an expert in Chinese affairs and censorship, Gordon Chang, the Chinese authorities are deliberately falsifying the coronavirus numbers.
Mr Chang said here has been a “breakdown in government” which means it has “just lost the ability to pick up corpses”.
Multiple witnesses and leaked video’s show heavily “overwhelmed” authorities making threats against people ‘spreading rumours’ or showing the chaotic handling of the situation at ground zero.
Mr Chang, an expert in Chinese affairs and censorship, says that the official 427 death count is “far too low”.
He told Fox: “I think that the government in Wuhan and some other cities have just lost the ability to pick up corpses.
“What we are witnessing is essentially a breakdown in government and keeping accurate statistics is a very minor part of their priorities right now.”
Chang believes that the quarantine of millions of people in the Wuhan area is making the situation worse as infected people are forced to stay at home with their families.
He said: “The quarantine has aggravated a problem and that is [that] people can’t get to hospitals, so they are at home…they are dying.
“It’s also created panic. That panic has had consequences on, for instance, social cohesion which is absolutely necessary if you want to beat an epidemic.”
The coronavirus situation is being described as China’s Chernobyl after it was initially covered up for months.
The latest official numbers breaching the 20,600 mark, with 2,790 cases believed to be critical. Case numbers are growing exponentially in China on a daily basis.
Current measures, such as proper screening of those escaping Wuhan, are not being carried out as efficiently as Beijing claims.