China shuts airport, train stations over Coronavirus outbreak

Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus, Wuhan, a Chinese city of nearly nine million people, is set to temporarily shut public transport.

According to BBC, those living in the city have been told not to leave, and the airport and train stations will be closed to outgoing passengers. Bus, subway, ferry, and long-distance transport networks will be suspended from 1000 local time on 23 January.

The new virus has spread from Wuhan to several Chinese provinces, the US, Thailand and South Korea.

The virus, known as 2019-nCoV, is understood to be a new strain of coronavirus not previously been identified in humans.

Chinese health authorities are still trying to determine the origin of the virus, which they say came from a seafood market in Wuhan where wildlife was also traded illegally. The WHO also says an animal source appears most likely to be the primary source of the outbreak.

On Thursday, the WHO is expected to announce its decision on whether to declare a global public health emergency in relation to the new coronavirus.


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