TORONTO -- Startling footage has emerged from a hospital at the epicentre of the new coronavirus outbreak in central China, apparently showing bodies covered by sheets.
The video, believed to show the inside of Wuhan’s Red Cross Hospital, was widely shared on social media on Friday.
It shows a hospital corridor filled with people wearing surgical masks and health workers in full-body hazardous material suits handling intravenous drips and tending to patients.
“Three bodies have been lying here the whole morning,” the woman recording the video says, according to a translation by social media monitoring agency Storyful .
According to a report from Beijing News, Wuhan’s Red Cross Hospital was swamped with patients suffering from the coronavirus as of Jan. 23.
Huge public hygiene crisis seems to have erupted in #Wuhan. This video clip was once posted on Weibo but now deleted. The lady in the clip says dead bodies were left at hospital aisles untreated whereas doctors are taking care of other patients alongside them. #WuhanPneumonia pic.twitter.com/8ARaEHDbXC— Ezra Cheung (@ezracheungtoto) January 24, 2020