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Satellite images show Wuhan's empty streets. 

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Satellite images of China's central city of Wuhan are almost bereft of cars and people, in a dramatic illustration of how successful its quarantine efforts have been in convincing residents of the epicentre of a new virus outbreak to stay home.

Lying on the banks of the Yangtze River and historically prone to devastating floods, Wuhan sprawls over 8,500 square kilometres (3,300 square miles) - five times the size of Greater London - and includes rural areas as well as a large urban zone.

Read more on Reuters:

https://graphics.reuters.com/CHINA-HEALTH-WUHAN-SATELLITE/0100B5B93B4/index.html

Screen Shot 2019 07 15 at 23.09.00 

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