Whats more, China still has the means to limit, if not stop, the spread of false information about the virus. In such an emergency, it is effective to reduce the fear, suspicion and uncertainty brought about by the outbreak. It also helps to avoid widespread panic, instability and hysteria, which are more harmful and dangerous than the spread of the virus itself.
In fact, in the short term, it may be necessary for the UK to act more like China, closing cities, scenic spots and the whole region and even the Internet. If this epidemic really turns into a pandemic beyond the control of our leaders and state power, which makes more and more people feel fear, anger and instability, then before the situation is stable, we may hope to live in China.