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China adds ninth city Jingzhou to transport ban, 32 million people hit

AP
Published Jan 24, 2020, 12:34 pm IST
Updated Jan 24, 2020, 12:34 pm IST
Some 32 million people are now affected by travel restrictions around Hubei
An official checks a passenger's temperature at a subway station in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. AP photo
 An official checks a passenger's temperature at a subway station in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. AP photo

Beijing: China on Friday added a ninth city to a transport ban around the epicenter of a deadly virus, bringing the number affected by the shutdown to over 30 million as authorities scramble to control the disease.

Authorities in Jingzhou, located in Hubei province where the virus first emerged, said all rail services leaving the city would close from 0400 GMT, while public buses, passenger transport, tourism buses, ferries and other boats will temporarily stop operations as well.

 

Some 32 million people are now affected by travel restrictions around Hubei.

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