A man who visited a market in southeast Asia with his wife on Sunday, has revealed how he was literally in fear of his life, due to the presence in the market of so many Chinese people who could have been infected with the Coronavirus.
Moys Kenwood, 56, went into the Battambang market with trepidation, knowing that, with Chinese people liking to travel at Chinese New Year, it was just possible that one of them had contracted Coronavirus, and then travelled to Cambodia.
He covered his mouth with his hand as he and his wife moved through the Clothes section, then took a deep breath and tried to hold it, on entering the Meat section.
The Meat section is, routinely, a place where the stench of death pervades the air. Visitors may feel that they can taste blood; they can - the dead animals' blood. Gruesome in the extreme, everywhere is red; the meat, the aprons, the cutting surfaces, the ground under your feet.
And now the threat of Coronavirus.
The Kenwoods made their purchases, and left the market, one carrying the shopping, and the other red-faced, clasping his hand across his mouth and nose.
Neither of them has, thus far, shown any signs of having contracted Coronavirus.
The incubation period is two weeks.