Quarantines have been around since the 14th century, but China has implemented the largest one in human history.
The country closed off the Hubei province in response to a deadly coronavirus that has killed at least 1,370 people and infected more than 60,000. The quarantine effectively places around 50 million people on lockdown as part of the country’s efforts to stop the virus’ spread.
As more coronavirus cases are reported outside China, other countries have followed suit by quarantining citizens who have recently returned from Wuhan, the central Chinese city where outbreak began.
Nations including Algeria, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, India, Indonesia, Japan, Italy, France, the United States, and the United Kingdom have either evacuated citizens or plan to do so in the coming days. The types of accommodations for these evacuees vary widely. The United States and Italy have placed evacuees in military bases, while Canada has put them up in a motel.
Hong Kong and Japan, meanwhile, have quarantined entire cruise ships.
Here’s what quarantine facilities around the world look like.