Coronavirus doctors have been filmed collapsing as hospitals are reportedly overwhelmed in the quarantined city of Wuhan in China.

Footage shared online appears to show a medic sprawled on the floor after reportedly collapsing amid the outbreak.

 His colleagues – including one woman in protective gear – continue to work around him as the sounds of coughing can be heard around the hospital reportedly in Wuhan.

And in other videos, people are standing shoulder-to-shoulder in the corridors as the hospitals are overwhelmed by the amount of patients amid the quarantine.

Wuhan has been cut off from the rest of China along with five other cities.

Public transport has been shut down, roads blocked, and bio-warfare forces brought in to help quell the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

Doctor collapsed in hospital in Wuhan

It is unclear if they doctors have collapsed from sheer exhaustion or being impacted by the infection.

Other footage allegedly shows doctors pleaded for help over the phone.

Video being shared also appears to show people collapsing in the streets of Wuhan.

The cause of the virus remains unclear, but it has been linked to bats– which are often eaten in the region.

Millions of people are now living under lockdown across six cities in China as they attempt to control the spread of coronavirus.

 

Patient on the floor in hospital in Wuhan

It is unclear if they doctors have collapsed from sheer exhaustion or being impacted by the infection.

Other footage allegedly shows doctors pleaded for help over the phone.

Video being shared also appears to show people collapsing in the streets of Wuhan.

The cause of the virus remains unclear, but it has been linked to bats– which are often eaten in the region.

Millions of people are now living under lockdown across six cities in China as they attempt to control the spread of coronavirus.

The World Health Organisation has said it is “too early” to declare an international public health emergency over the coronavirus outbreak.

In a statement, WHO said: “The Emergency Committee on the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) considered that it is still too early to declare a public health emergency of international concern given its restrictive and binary nature.”

Speaking at a press conference, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO, said: “Make no mistake, this is though an emergency in China.

“But it has not yet become a global health emergency. It may yet become one.”

He said 584 cases have been reported to the WHO, including 17 deaths, with 575 of the overall cases and all the deaths reported in China.

Corridors are full of people in Wuhan

The coronavirus can lead to pneumonia, which can kill people by causing them to drown in the fluid flooding their lungs

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