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Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by seunmohmoh(f): 2:47am On Feb 06
Wenjun Wang is a resident of Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicentre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

Ms Wang, a 33-year-old housewife, and her family have remained in the city since it was sealed off on 23 January.

Since then, the virus has infected more than 20,000 people worldwide, leading to at least 427 deaths.

In a rare interview from inside Wuhan, Ms Wang has told the BBC about her family's heart-breaking struggle for survival.

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, my uncle has already passed away, my father is critically ill and my mum and aunt have started showing some symptoms.

The CT scans shows their lungs are infected. My brother is coughing too, and has some breathing difficulties.

My dad has a high fever. His temperature was 39.3C (102F) yesterday and he's constantly coughing and having breathing difficulties. We got him an oxygen machine at home and he relies on that machine twenty-four seven.He's taking both Chinese and Western medicines at the moment. There's no hospital for him to go to because his case hasn't been confirmed due to the lack of testing kits.

My mum and aunt walk to the hospital every day in the hope of getting a bed for my dad despite their own health situation. But no hospital will take them.

'No one is helping us'
In Wuhan, there are many quarantine points to accommodate patients who have slight symptoms or are still in the incubation period.

There are some simple and really basic facilities there. But for people who are critically ill like my father, there are no beds for them.My uncle actually died in one of the quarantine points because there are no medical facilities for people with severe symptoms. I really hope my father can get some proper treatment but no-one is in contact with us or helping us at the moment.

I got in touch with community workers several times, but the response I got was, "there's no chance of us getting a bed in the hospital".

We thought the quarantine point my dad and uncle went to was a hospital at the beginning, but it turned out to be a hotel.

There was no nurse or doctor and there was no heater. They went in the afternoon and the staff there served them a cold dinner that evening. My uncle was very ill then, with severe respiratory symptoms and started losing consciousness.

No doctor came to treat him. He and my dad stayed in separate rooms and when dad went to see him at 06:30 in the morning, he had already passed away.

'We'd rather die at home than go to quarantine'
The new hospitals being built are for people who are already in other hospitals at the moment. They are going to be transferred to the new ones.But for people like us, we can't even get a bed now, let alone get one in the new hospitals.

If we follow the government's guidelines, the only place we can go now is to those quarantine points. But if we went, what happened to my uncle would then happen to dad.

So we'd rather die at home.

'The infected population is huge'
There are many families like us around, all facing the same difficulties.

My friend's father was even refused by staff at the quarantine points because he had a high fever.

Resources are limited yet the infected population is huge. We are afraid, we don't know what will happen next.

Wang's message to the world
What I want to say is, if I knew they were going to lock down the city on 23 January, I would have definitely taken my whole family out, because there's no help here.

If we were somewhere else, there might be hope. I don't know whether people like us, who listened to the government and stayed in Wuhan, made the right decision or not.But I think my uncle's death has answered that question.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world-asia-china-51379088

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Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by Pierced(m): 3:32am On Feb 06
This is bad......I pray it doesn't come to Nigerian Sha.

Rip to the dead though

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Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by fvckchina: 5:03am On Feb 06
fast fast , go enjoy the 8-day-constructed hospital .hahahahah.

stupid 8-day-built chinese hospital. even chinese know to avoid it.

what use of a hospital built in 8 days?

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Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by ChybuzzDD(m): 5:57am On Feb 06
fvckchina:
fast fast , go enjoy the 8-day-constructed hospital .hahahahah.

stupid 8-day-built chinese hospital. even chinese know to avoid it.

what use of a hospital built in 8 days?


What's this blockhead saying? I hope you read the above write-up and understood it?
She's simply saying the number of infected people are so much that there's no more available spaces and enough healthcare personnel to admit and take of them respectively.
The new hospital is a 1000-bed facility, and it's equipped with modern facilities. The problem is that the number of people infected are so many that it's difficult to get bed spaces in the hospitals both for treatment and quarantine. Butt hey're still building more. Another 1500-bed facility will be opened today. I think China is doing well.
Concentrate on your bleeped-up country that doesn't even have facilities to quarantine suspected cases, let alone manage over 20,000 infected cases. Most other African countries, except Nigeria, have evacuated and quarantined their citizens. A serious country that cares about it's citizens should have erected a quarantine facility in an isolated place by now.

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Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by fvckchina: 8:14am On Feb 06
ChybuzzDD:


What's this blockhead saying? I hope you read the above write-up and understood it?
She's simply saying the number of infected people are so much that there's no more available spaces and enough healthcare personnel to admit and take of them respectively.
The new hospital is a 1000-bed facility, and it's equipped with modern facilities. The problem is that the number of people infected are so many that it's difficult to get bed spaces in the hospitals both for treatment and quarantine. Butt hey're still building more. Another 1500-bed facility will be opened today. I think China is doing well.
Concentrate on your bleeped-up country that doesn't even have facilities to quarantine suspected cases, let alone manage over 20,000 infected cases. Most other African countries, except Nigeria, have evacuated and quarantined their citizens. A serious country that cares about it's citizens should have erected a quarantine facility in an isolated place by now.

if you have ebola , would you like dying in your family's arms or dying in a camp?

you should read this article carefully.

that chinese woman said, if her uncle (only a suspect) was not put into the hospital he would not die of real infection,and now her father was a suspect too and she refused to let her father go to hospital.

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Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by doncox: 12:18pm On Feb 06
Very scary. My question is, how did this virus get born sef? Where has it been since forever or was it cloned? Please those with knowledge of bacteria and virus should tell us more.

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Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by MANNABBQGRILLS: 12:18pm On Feb 06
Awon die hard people!!

Information reaching us @MANNABBQGRILLS says 'A total of 60 Nigerians are living in Wuhan city where the virus broke out from, No Nigerian in China had been infected and we have our brothers and sisters in our prayers everyday not to contact this deadly virus'
Kindly say Amen to this,
if you love your fellow Nigerians pleaseee
....


We came across this thread showing us the kinda food they eat in Wuhan, China,
We shock no be small......
These are just 4 of the over 10 pics we saw.
We hope Nigerians living in that part of the world do not eat this?!
*Pukes*

Queenzzy:
damn *throws up*
So damn!!

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Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by TheSourcerer: 12:18pm On Feb 06
Hmm
Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by NaijaOlosho(f): 12:18pm On Feb 06
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Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by Sunnycliff(m): 12:18pm On Feb 06
China's ban on internet media have led to worse increase in this coronavirus. They shield information. As much as 20000 people have been infected with 1056 deaths. But they keep the death toll less than 500, to deceive the world.

Las Las they are doing themselves as they keep eating rubbish in the name of food.

They do not have enough Medicare manpower. Rather than saying the truth to WHO for assistance they are subtly seeing it as western attacks on them. Wuhan is cut off and mainland Hubei is almost going...

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Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by NaijaOlosho(f): 12:18pm On Feb 06
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Reading...

Buhari has failed

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Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by luminouz(m): 12:19pm On Feb 06
Sad news
Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by superlanny(m): 12:19pm On Feb 06
Death is inevitable for everyone, we are all born to die, we never tackle Hiv, Cancer, Ebola,here come coronavirus...something tells me there is a conspiracy to reduce Earth's population, and they are starting with the country that has the most population, one way of the other, "something must kill a man or a woman".

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Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by BrickDevo: 12:20pm On Feb 06
Strong, do they need help, i volunteer myself to help them fight the virus even if I will die, maybe that will be my escape route from this shit hole called Nigeria

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Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by fynn12(f): 12:20pm On Feb 06
See China but one Nigerian stupid Health minister says we are prepared for it

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Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by Horus(m): 12:20pm On Feb 06

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Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by klins4213(m): 12:20pm On Feb 06
Hmm. Spaces already occupied and want to build another? This virus case is serious. I hope the have the capable hands to handle too (Dr's)


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Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by wilemer: 12:20pm On Feb 06
seunmhomoh:

'The infected population is huge'
There are many families like us around, all facing the same difficulties.

My friend's father was even refused by staff at the quarantine points because he had a high fever.

Resources are limited yet the infected population is huge. We are afraid, we don't know what will happen next.

Wang's message to the world
What I want to say is, if I knew they were going to lock down the city on 23 January, I would have definitely taken my whole family out, because there's no help here.

If we were somewhere else, there might be hope. I don't know whether people like us, who listened to the government and stayed in Wuhan, made the right decision or not.But I think my uncle's death has answered that question.


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Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by Dopebibs04(m): 12:20pm On Feb 06
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Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by mmsen: 12:20pm On Feb 06
fvckchina:
fast fast , go enjoy the 8-day-constructed hospital .hahahahah.

stupid 8-day-built chinese hospital. even chinese know to avoid it.

what use of a hospital built in 8 days?


I like your username. grin

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Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by Yankiss(m): 12:20pm On Feb 06
Very pathetic. I can relate. It's not easy to leave a place one has been all ones life!!

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Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by Roon9(m): 12:21pm On Feb 06
Such nerve




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Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by Praktikals(m): 12:21pm On Feb 06
shocked
Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by luminouz(m): 12:22pm On Feb 06
Pierced:
This is bad......I pray it doesn't come to Nigerian Sha.

Rip to the dead though

Don't worry babe...at least you still have our support from the ashewo beer parlour wink


Bad news from China though.

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Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by omoadeleye(m): 12:22pm On Feb 06
Chinese peoope,, if God can save them from this, they should stop eating those stupid food they always eat,, imagine Chinese people feeding their children tadpoles and one stupid chineCh was even eatune live baby rats and still smiling... E be like say na the curse wey we dey always give them dan dey begin for their heads... Like. "na God go punish this people oo" now see their life

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Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by fipakir28: 12:22pm On Feb 06
Praktikals:
shocked
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Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by Situation001(m): 12:23pm On Feb 06
Bad
Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by Mistaicey2288(m): 12:23pm On Feb 06
Na wah ooo.. But when will this thing end really? Is there any hope in sight about it ending anytime soon? Lord have mercy ooo.
Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by AFONJACOW(m): 12:23pm On Feb 06
Hope this on will teach them a bitter lesson,they should stop eating snake frogs and co

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Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by nanauju(f): 12:24pm On Feb 06
Hain
Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by FactBoyz: 12:24pm On Feb 06
grin
Re: Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’ by emmabest2000(m): 12:24pm On Feb 06
The worst part of it right now is that every cities in china are reporting any Wuhan indigenes they know, If your ID card shows that you're from Wuhan city, no matter which city you are , they will send you to quarantine house asap...

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