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Transit going in and out of Wuhan, China is being shut down to contain coronavirus

Transit going in and out of Wuhan, China is being shut down to contain coronavirus
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Since Thursday, Chinese authorities have shut down transit going in and out of Wuhan to contain the coronavirus outbreak.




Other than emergencies, people cannot leave Wuhan using its buses, subways, or ferries.




This shutdown comes right before Chinese new year, one of the busiest travel seasons of the year.




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Chinese authorities are shutting down almost all transit going in and out of Wuhan to contain the coronavirus and keep it from spreading further.
Wuhan, a city in China of 11 million people, is at the center of the deadly coronavirus, which already has a death toll of 41 people. In addition, there are over 1,300 cases of infection. Wuhan is scrambling to build a hospital in response to the outbreak.
Transportation has been shut down since Thursday morning local time – right before Chinese new year, one of the busiest travel weeks when millions are expected to travel around the country. Three billion domestic trips were expected to be made during this holiday season, but officials are taking measures to contain the virus.
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