China Faces Travel Restrictions Ahead of Lunar New Year

  • AUTHOR: anam
  • POSTED ON: January 29, 2020

Ever since Tuesday, the conditions in Wuhan have worsened as more and more cases of Coronavirus are being reported. This has caused the government to impose emergency at the airports as the Lunar New Year gets closer.

The restriction imposed will affect at least 20 million people, with the capital Wuhan facing major interruption, as the epidemic originated there.
A victim of the virus died in northern Hebei province, and major unrest prevails within the country as people are being infected outside of Hebei.

In the Heilongjiang province that borders Russia and is 1200 miles away from Wuhan also reported a fatality and overall there are currently 830 reported infectees present in China.

Source: TRT World

The government has not done much except restricting all the residents inside their houses due to the virus attack and all modes of public transport like buses, subway and ferry have been suspended until further notice.

Beijing has cancelled the celebration of the Lunar Year festival, and four other cities have followed their lead. The restriction by the government is said to last for 14 days at least according to the media reports, but the question of how the outbreak can be stopped still remains unanswered.

Updated January 29, 2020
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