Beijing (dpa) - In the fight against the spread of lung disease in China, severe movement restrictions have been imposed on around 37 million people in the severely affected central Chinese province of Hubei. In Jingzhou, Xiaogan and Dangyang, public transport and trains to other places were stopped. With the provincial capital Wuhan, at least eleven cities have been practically isolated. The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus rose to 876. 26 patients have died so far.