China freezes travel to halt virus

26 January 2020 - 00:12 By Agency Staff

China, struggling to contain rising public anger over its response to a spreading coronavirus, took unprecedented steps to slow the outbreak, restricting travel for 40-million people on the eve of Lunar New Year.

The government ordered travel agencies to suspend sales of domestic and international package tours after imposing transport curbs on cities near the centre of the outbreak...

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