China's Shantou city to ban cars, ships, people from entering from Jan 27

by Reuters
Sunday, 26 January 2020 04:50 GMT

SHANGHAI, Jan 26 (Reuters) - China's coastal city of Shantou in Guangdong province, said on Sunday it would ban cars, ships and people from entering the city starting from Jan. 27 to help prevent the spread of a coronavirus that broke out in Wuhan at end-2019.

Shantou, which is more than 800 km (500 miles) from Wuhan city in central China, also said it would suspend the operation of buses, taxis and ferries from 2 p.m. on Sunday. (Reporting by Yilei Sun, Samuel Shen and Tony Munroe; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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