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Chinese Cities Cancel New Year Celebrations, Travel Ban Widens in Effort to Stop Coronavirus Outbreak

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Major Chinese cities, including Beijing and quarantine-blocked Wuhan, banned all large gatherings over the coming Lunar New Year festival, the most important holiday on the Chinese calendar, in an expanding effort to contain a rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak, The Washington Post reports.

The announcement Thursday came as authorities expanded travel restrictions imposed on Wuhan to surrounding municipalities, shutting down travel networks and attempting to quarantine about 25 million people — more than the population of Florida. Here is what we know:

Cases of the virus have been detected around China, including Hong Kong and Macao, and other countries, including Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States and Thailand. Singapore and Vietnam are the latest to join the list.

At least 26 deaths have been confirmed in China, two of them outside of Hubei province. At least 835 people have been infected.


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