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Post time 2020-1-23 14:56:32 |Display all floors
Central China's megacity of Wuhan, the center of a pneumonia outbreak, has rolled out a slew of unprecedented measures to curb the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

From 10am on Thursday, all public transportation, including city buses, subways, ferries and long-distance coaches have been suspended, and outbound channels at airports and railway stations have also been closed until further notice.

Citizens should not leave the city without specific reasons, according to a notice issued in the wee hours of Thursday by Wuhan's headquarters for the control and treatment of the pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus.

The authorities also urged and demanded that all residents in Wuhan should wear masks in public places.

"Staff of state organs, enterprises and institutions shall wear masks at work, and operators of public venues should set up eye-catching signs to remind and request residents to put on masks before entering," said a notice issued by Wuhan municipal people's government. "Those who disregard the warning will be punished according to relevant laws and regulations," it added.

Wuhan's tourism authorities on Wednesday suspended group tours through all local agencies from January 22 to February 8 and the municipal department of culture and tourism has ordered agencies to cancel all group tours planned after January 30. For trips before the date, travel agencies are required to grant refunds to all customers.

The department also ordered local tourist attractions and star-rated hotels to suspend all large-scale activities before February 8.

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

As of 8pm on Wednesday, a total of 444 cases of novel coronavirus-related pneumonia and 17 deaths had been reported in Hubei Province, where Wuhan is located, according to local authorities.

Among the confirmed cases, 399 patients are receiving treatment in hospitals, with 71 in severe condition and 24 in critical condition, said Yang Yunyan, deputy governor of the province, at a local press conference.

Nationwide, a total of 17 people had died and 571 cases were confirmed in 25 provincial-level regions in the country by the end of Wednesday.

Confirmed cases have also been reported in the regions of Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, as well as in the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Thailand.

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Post time 2020-1-24 14:09:46 |Display all floors
Can't people drive their cars out and about ?

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Post time 2020-1-24 19:57:24 |Display all floors
Newtown Post time: 2020-1-24 14:09
Can't people drive their cars out and about ?


Please do not impress your illiteracy in public!




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Post time 2020-1-24 19:58:50 |Display all floors

This is the CORRECT PROPER APPROACH to put COMPLETE STOP to all potential latent source of spreading.

WE GIVE FULL SUPPORT!



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Post time 2020-1-25 08:27:14 |Display all floors
GhostBuster Post time: 2020-1-24 19:57
Please do not impress your illiteracy in public!

I'll leave that up to you.

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Post time 2020-1-25 11:07:13 |Display all floors
This is the right move; all cases detected in China and overseas are of people who travelled to and from Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus.  Some cities have also shut down places of public gathering such as cinemas, museums, libraries, as a preaution, a move to be supported!  If the Govt had been so proactive in shutting down fish market etc earlier, we would all be spared this scourge!

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Post time 2020-1-25 23:33:38 |Display all floors
Newtown Post time: 2020-1-24 14:09
Can't people drive their cars out and about ?


You are trying hard to convince people to go against the government during crisis!
Supposed a relative of yours had died from this virus, you must be more than not sad!
Only shows how evil your real self is!



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