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Virus-hit Wuhan temporarily shuts down local transportation

The local government of Wuhan has announced that all public transportation in the city will be temporarily closed starting at 10am on Thursday.


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Updated: January 23, 2020

The local government of Wuhan, the center of the coronavirus, announced that all public transportation in the city — local buses, long-distanced buses, subway and ferry — will be temporarily closed starting at 10am on Thursday.

All flights and trains scheduled to depart from Wuhan also will be temporarily canceled to reduce the risk of spreading the new virus, the government said.

Residents in Wuhan were suggested not to leave the city if there is no particular reason, according to the announcement.



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