China declared state of emergency, 17 cities lockdown

Mon Jan 27 2020 12:59:16 GMT+0530 (IST)

The Coronavirus is now responsible for eighty deaths in China and left more than 400 in a critical condition. A total of 17 cities were now under lockdown. The outbreak spread rapidly over the last seven days, it also infected people in Thailand, France, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Nepal, Vietnam and Macao.



This week official in Wuhan closed airports, railway stations and suspended all public transport, it has 11 million residents. Chinese officials have expanded the lockdown to 17 cities, which combined population of more than 50 million. Hong Kong's city leader Carrie Lam declared a state of emergency and declared the primary and secondary schools would be closed until February 17.

China's railway operators also announced the passengers who purchased the tickets before January 28 could cancel their tickets nationwide without any fees. China's General Officer of the state announced that the Spring festival holiday will be extended to February 2 as a preventive measure. 30 cities have launched level 1 emergency and Hong Kong declared as the highest emergency.