Medical personnel in China are racing to take control the spread of a newly discovered coronavirus that has left at least four people dead and sickened almost 300.
Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the virus was first detected, announced a series of new measures on Tuesday, including the cancellation of upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations, expected to attract thousands of people. as it was confirmed that it can be transmitted by humans.
Tour agencies have been banned from taking groups out of the city of Wuhan and the number of thermal monitors and screening areas in public spaces will be increased. Traffic police will also conduct spot checks on private vehicles coming in and out of the city to look for live poultry or wild animals, after the virus was linked to a seafood and live animal market, according to a report by state media outlet the People’s Daily, citing Wuhan’s Municipal Health Commission.