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90,000 is true coronavirus toll, says nurse

March: Medics in Wuhan PICTURE: ALAMY

A NURSE wearing a face mask and full hazmat suit has claimed the true number of infected people in China is close to 90,000.

The anonymous medic warned that the authorities have been overwhelmed by the infection toll, which is officially 1,195.

‘I’m in the area where it started, I’m here to tell the truth,’ she is filmed saying.

‘At this moment Hubei Province, including Wuhan area, even China, 90,000 people have been infected by coronavirus.

‘We don’t care what the government says, I will tell you through social media. Everyone please donate masks, glasses and clothes to Wuhan.’

Beijing has sent 450 military medical staff to the city where authorities have pledged to build a 1,300-bed hospital in six days. But footage circulating online claims to show medics struggling to cope, and dead bodies under sheets next to patients on hospital wards.

‘Everyone watching this video should not go outside,’ the nurse is shown pleading.

‘Don’t party, don’t eat out. Once a year we celebrate Chinese new year. If you are safe now you will be able to meet your family again healthy next year.’