In the meantime, Chinese cities have been closed due to fear of the spread of the new corona virus, AFP news agency reported on Friday. In total, the restrictions apply to around 41 million Chinese people.
Ten cities had already been shut down in Hubei province due to the corona virus outbreak. Public transport was shut down, public buildings were closed and major events were canceled. Among other things, festivities in Beijing around the Chinese New Year were canceled.
The million cities of Wuhan, Tianmen, Jingzhou and Zhijiang have since been closed. Strict measures are also being taken in Shanghai and Beijing because of the fear of spreading the mysterious virus. For example, Disneyland and the Forbidden City in Beijing are not open to the public.
The number of infections is currently nine hundred. 25 people have since died from the effects of an infection. The new coronavirus, officially named 2019-nCoV, was first found in a human being in the metropolis of Wuhan. The virus can cause respiratory diseases. The consequences vary from a simple cold to serious lung infections.
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