The pandemic is here: The story of what China did to contain the virus

Mass CT scans, four-hour turn-around on tests, and a thousand-bed hospital built in a few days - can a democracy do the same?

It seems that as the rest of the world braces for what, on 11 March, has officially been declared a pandemic, China has successfully managed to contain its own outbreak — at least at the time of writing.

Patients are disinfected after all patients were discharged at Wuchang Fangcang temporary hospital.

On Saturday, state media reported 99 new cases over the previous 24 hours — the first