Coronavirus

Coronavirus charts how the outbreak occurred and investigates whether a cover-up by Chinese authorities allowed the virus to spread more quickly.

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Coronavirus

The Passionate Eye

It's likened to a scene from an apocalypse. Empty streets, overflowing hospitals and an overwhelming sense of fear in a city of 11 million people placed in "lockdown".

In China, more than two thousand people have died as a result of coronavirus with tens of thousands more infected. Authorities are resorting to extreme measures to try to halt the contagion.

The outbreak of the deadly virus in the city of Wuhan has triggered a global emergency with patients being diagnosed in countries around the world. Coronavirus charts how the outbreak occurred and investigates whether a cover-up by Chinese authorities allowed the virus to spread more quickly.

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In interviews filmed on smartphones, Chinese activists and Australians trapped in the lockdown explain what they are going through.

Scientists are engaged in a race against time to develop a vaccine. Coronavirus explains why health authorities are taking this virus so seriously. With exclusive access, the documentary goes inside the high security laboratory involved in key coronavirus research.

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Coronavirus

The Passionate Eye