The Australian racehorse trainer calls Wuhan “out of this world” because nearly 250 people die in ONE DAY
Australian racehorse trainer caught in Wuhan describes his creepy streets as ‘out of this world’, since nearly 250 people die in Hubei province on ONE DAY
- Rui Severino works at a jockey club in Wuhan, in the midst of the corona virus outbreak
- He said that many preventive measures have been taken to stop the virus from spreading
- Mr Severino is tested twice a day – and always wears a face mask
- He said the locals believe the Chinese government will be able to control the virus
An Australian racehorse trainer in Wuhan has described the city as “out of this world” because it continues to struggle with the deadly coronavirus outbreak.
Rui Severino, who works at the Yulong Jockey Club in Wuhan, said that rapidly increasing cases of the deadly virus took its toll on the local community.
More than 1,300 victims have now fallen, including 242 people who died on the same day in Hubei Province, of which Wuhan is the capital.
Nearly 15,000 new cases have been confirmed, bringing the total to mainland China to around 50,000.
The father of two told it The Herald Sun. elevated screenings may explain the rapid increase in confirmed cases.
The Australian racehorse trainer Rui Severino works in Wuhan during the corona virus outbreak
Severino said many preventive measures have been taken to stop the spread of the deadly disease, including testing twice a day, wearing face masks, and staying indoors
“They examined every person who lives in Wuhan and Hubei province, and I speak with 11 million people in Wuhan City, and they go to everyone’s house, every house, every person is screened, and I believe that’s why we see these new cases , “said Mr. Severino.
Despite the outbreak, Mr Severino still works with horses and is tested for the disease twice a day with extreme preventive measures in the city.
Face masks are worn by everyone and the usually busy streets are bare, with each family of four being able to send food for only two hours a day every two days.
‘You might see one person, two people and everyone looks aside and when you’re in the store to buy groceries, everyone keeps their distance. It is out of this world, “said Mr. Severino.
Mr. Severino was offered to come home by the Australian embassy, but chose to continue working at the jockey club despite the illness
Severino was the last Christmas period with his sons in Melbourne in Australia and landed back in Wuhan before the outbreak.
He chose to stay in Wuhan and work with his staff, despite offers from the Australian embassy to take him home.
Mr Severino said that the local population is convinced that the Chinese government will be able to control the corona virus and that they follow their guidelines closely.
“Physically it is not apocalyptic – there are no armed guards on the street, there are no people around – but psychologically it is very, very surreal,” he said.
Severino said the locals believe the Chinese government will be able to control the deadly disease, which has killed more than 1,300 people
AUSTRALIA WITH THE CORONAVIRUS
NEW SOUTH WALES: 4
- Three men, 43, 53 and 35 years old who had recently traveled to China, have confirmed that they have contracted the disease.
- Two flew in from Wuhan, while the other arrived in Sydney from Shenzhen, South China.
- They are treated in isolation at Westmead Hospital and are in a stable condition.
- A 21-year-old woman is identified as the fourth person who tested positive for the disease in NSW.
- The woman, a UNSW student, flew the MU749 to Sydney International Airport on January 23 and presented to the emergency department 24 hours later after developing flu-like symptoms.
- She is treated in isolation at Westmead Hospital.
- A Chinese citizen aged fifty will be the first confirmed case of the corona virus in Australia.
- The man flew from Wuhan via Guangzhou to Melbourne on January 19 on the Southern Southern flight CZ321.
- He is now in quarantine at the Monash Hospital in Clayton in the east of Melbourne.
- A Victorian man in his sixties is diagnosed with the corona virus.
- He became unwell on January 23 – two days after his return from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak.
- The man was confirmed as positive on January 29 and was subsequently seen by doctors at the Monash Medical Center. He was rated good enough to stay at home.
- A woman in her forties has a corona virus.
- She was visiting from China and mainly spent time with her family.
- She is being treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
- A woman in her twenties in Melbourne appears to have the virus
QUEEN COUNTRY: 5
- Queensland confirms its first case after a 44-year-old Chinese subject was diagnosed with the virus.
- He is being treated at the Gold Coast University Hospital.
- A 42-year-old Chinese woman who traveled in the same Wuhan travel group as the 44-year-old man tested positive. She is in stable condition at the Gold Coast University Hospital.
- The corona virus has been diagnosed in an eight-year-old boy. He also comes from the travel group where the other Queensland cases came from
- The case was found in a 37-year-old man who was a member of a group of nine Chinese tourists in quarantine on the Gold Coast
- A 37-year-old woman was diagnosed with the corona virus of the same travel group that flew from Melbourne to Queensland on January 27
SOUTH AUSTRALIA: 2
- A Chinese couple in their 60s who arrived in Adelaide from Wuhan to visit relatives have been confirmed to have a corona virus.
- It has been confirmed that two Australians have the virus in Wuhan itself. Australia has increased the travel alarm level to ‘not traveling’ for the city of Wuhan – the epicenter of the outbreak – and for the entire Hubei province.
- Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy says that unless people are in contact with someone who doesn’t feel well and comes from that part of China, there is no cause for concern.
- Four Australians are among the 65 newly confirmed coronavirus cases aboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Yokohama.