“On video: Residents of Wuhan line up on the highway in an attempt to escape the city before officials lock down the city, starting from 10:00AM.”
The above videos shows the situation of Wuhan, it is believed that the escape of Wuhan civilians was due to their prediction for blockade to be in force in Wuhan, and they would not be able to survive. Telegram group “Pigsty Purification” shows the Chinese’s discussion on the web. The patients in 2003 SARS were suspected to be used for human experimentation, and many people who had been isolated were executed. The government did not distribute enough protective devices to the medical staff and this contributed to their panic. Although this information cannot be proven, it did show the rationale for the fear of Wuhan people and their desire to escape for survival.