'Everything is going on normally'- Wuhan's curious nonchalance to virus outbreak

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The inner courtyard of the Wuhan Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market.
A public health worker at the Wuhan Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, believed to be the centre of the mysterious pneumonia outbreak. ST PHOTO: JET CHEN
The south building of the Wuhan Medical Treatment Centre where patients with the mysterious virus are being treated. ST PHOTO: JET CHEN
Hospital staff at the south building of the Wuhan Medical Treatment Centre. ST PHOTO: JET CHEN
The south building of the Wuhan Medical Treatment Centre. ST PHOTO: JET CHEN
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With less than two weeks to go to the Chinese New Year, the Wuhan Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market should be busy but on Friday (Jan 10), the metal shutters were pulled down, with bubbling but empty fish tanks standing guard at corners.

Spread across two complexes and divided by a road, the usually bustling market has been shuttered for disinfection since New Year's Day, after a mysterious pneumonia outbreak affected workers at the site.

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