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Second Chinese City Placed on Lockdown Over Coronavirus

Medical staff carry a box as they walk at the Jinyintan hospital, where the patients with pneumonia caused by the new strain of coronavirus are being treated, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. (Image: Reuters)

Medical staff carry a box as they walk at the Jinyintan hospital, where the patients with pneumonia caused by the new strain of coronavirus are being treated, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. (Image: Reuters)

The train station in Huanggang, which is 70 kilometres from Wuhan, will be suspended until further notice from midnight.

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  • Last Updated: January 23, 2020, 5:06 PM IST
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Beijing,China: A second central Chinese city is being put on lockdown to help control the spread of a virus epidemic that broke out in neighbouring Wuhan, authorities said Thursday.

The train station in Huanggang, which has a population of 7.5 million and is 70 kilometers (40 miles) from Wuhan, will be suspended until further notice from midnight- all vehicles will be checked, and bars and cinemas will be closed, said city authorities.

The railway station in a third nearby city, Ezhou, which has a population of over one million, will also close from tonight, though no other measures were announced.

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