18 Feb 2020

150 million people are under Coronavirus lockdown in China

Correspondent

In China itself – as many as 150 million people, more than twice the population of Britain are now living in unprecedented lockdown

In China itself – as many as 150 million people, more than twice the population of Britain are now living in unprecedented lockdown – while half of them forced to live with some kind of restricted travel – like only being allowed to leave home for a couple of hours at a time.

China’s president Xi Jinping told Boris Johnson in a phone call earlier today that the country was making “visible progress” in keeping the outbreak contained. But how effective are these draconian measures?

Paraic O’Brien reports.