Breaking News: Wuhan Suspends Public Transport & Flights!

China's megacity of Wuhan battling with a pneumonia outbreak has announced it would suspend all public transportation and close its airport and railway stations to outgoing passengers, while asking citizens not to leave the city without specific reasons urging them to.

City buses, subways, ferries and long-distance coaches, as well as flights and trains for outgoing passengers, will be suspended starting from 10 AM this Thursday, January 23 until further notice, said a notice issued in the wee hours of Thursday by Wuhan's headquarters for the control and treatment of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus.

The measures will be taken in a bid to "effectively cut off the virus spread, resolutely curb the outbreak and guarantee people's health and safety," the notice said.

A total of 571 cases of new coronavirus-related pneumonia and 17 deaths had been reported in Hubei Province as of 24:00 Wednesday, January 22, with the majority in Wuhan, the provincial capital.

Photo credit: CCTV

Please ensure your own safety as well as others by maintaining good hygiene, which will help to minimize risks of infection and enhance your overall health.

Source: xinhua

Editor: Crystal H

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