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