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China's 'hardware capital' grinds to a halt amid coronavirus fears

National Geographic Logo By Jane Qiu of National Geographic | Slide 1 of 9: In the city of Yongkang, 350 miles from Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, a volunteer guards the entrance to his village from outsiders. The red sign reads, “Life is heavier than Mount Tai, epidemic is the command, prevention and control is responsibility.”

In the city of Yongkang, 350 miles from Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, a volunteer guards the entrance to his village from outsiders. The red sign reads, “Life is heavier than Mount Tai, epidemic is the command, prevention and control is responsibility.”

© Photograph by Roban Wang, National Geographic

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