Yes, because cities get quarantined, events closed down during the flu, all the time. You have been reading the corona flu memes a little too many times on facebook my friend. This has 3% deadly rate, the flu has under 1%. This one also spreads easier and has the potential to mutate. Also the flu has a vaccine, this one doesn't.
Now if you take this as me panicking, you're lost mate. You can see things for what they are without either relativize issues or panicking.