Everyday life in a busy city center comes to a sudden standstill when the area is hermetically sealed off from the outside world. A deadly, contagious virus is spreading like wildfire, and within the quarantined zone, people are left to their own devices. At first, the inhabitants resign themselves to being cut off from the rest of the world. But when the quarantine is prolonged indefinitely, the mood inside quickly changes. The situation brings out the best in some … and the worst in others.
Meanwhile, outside the cordon, a dutiful policeman and a reporter find out that they are being lied to about the cause of the contagion. Although their questioning could get them into trouble, they press on. Inside the zoned-off area, old conflicts soon come to a head, and new conflicts arise. But new alliances also form, and the nobility of the human spirit endures. If the quarantine is ever lifted, will life ever return to the way it was?