China locks down more cities, restricting 56 million people

China locks down more cities, restricting 56 million people
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  • calendar-gray 25 January 2020

Some 56 million people are now affected by transport bans around the epicenter of China’s virus outbreak as five more cities announced travel restrictions on Saturday to contain the disease, APA reports citing Chinese media. 

The rules include closing public transport links and access to highways in the cities, local authorities said.

A total of 18 cities now have some sort of travel restrictions in central Hubei province.

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