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Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, has been under lockdown since January 23. According to the South China Morning Post, there are roughly 9 million residents currently in the city, and about 5 million left before the lockdown.

Authorities shut down Wuhan’s airport and public transportation on January 23 and banned private cars in the city’s downtown area three days later. 

As of Friday morning, the coronavirus has killed at least 213 people and infected more than 9,700 people in China. Cases have been confirmed in 22 other countries, including six in the US. 

The quarantine and fears around the deadly virus have made Wuhan a ghost city. Residents only go out occasionally to stock up on supplies at supermarkets and pharmacies. 

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