Coronavirus death toll hits 805 as virus claims more lives than 2003 SARS outbreak

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The coronavirus death toll has hit 805, overtaking the number who died from the SARS pandemic, as the communist regime in China rounds up suffers in Wuhan before taking them to camps.

A total of 774 died in the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak between 2002 and 2003 – another coronavirus that jumped from animals to humans in China.

Earlier today, the last evacuation flight carrying more than 150 British passengers back home left coronavirus-hit Wuhan for the UK.

It comes after a video showing a man suspected of having coronavirus desperately sprinting away from officials trying to put him in quarantine has emerged.

The clip, believed to be taken in Changqing Garden, Wuhan, shows a group of officials approaching the man who who is backed up against a wall.

The man suddenly starts running away from the officials who rapidly pursue him.

Some officials appear to be carrying large metal sticks as they run after him along nearly-deserted streets.

The clip, shared to Twitter on Thursday, comes after China’s Vice Premier Sun Chunlan called on a ‘people’s war’ against the fast-spreading epidemic.

Last week China’s central government ordered the city – which is the epicentre of the virus – to round up all suspected patients as well as their close contacts in mass quarantine camps.