Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Officials measure temperatures of passengers on board on an Air China flight from Wuhan to Macau, China. Picture taken January 1, 2020. China is putting on lockdown a city of 11 million people considered the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak that has killed 17 and infected nearly 600 people, as health authorities around the world work to prevent a global pandemic. MACAU SAR HEALTH BUREAU/Handout via REUTERS

Staff members wearing masks monitor thermal scanners that detect temperatures of passengers at the security check inside the Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 21, 2020. Picture taken January 21, 2020. The previously unknown coronavirus strain is believed to have emerged late last year from illegally traded wildlife at an animal market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Cases have been detected as far away as the United States, stoking fears the virus is already spreading worldwide. China Daily via REUTERS

Passengers wearing masks are seen at Shanghai railway station in Shanghai, China January 22, 2020. Wuhan's local government said it would shut down all urban transport networks and suspend outgoing flights from the city as of 10 a.m. (0200 GMT) Thursday, state media reported, adding that the government is urging citizens to not leave the city in the absence of special circumstances. REUTERS/Aly Song

Passengers wearing masks are seen at Shanghai railway station in Shanghai, China January 22, 2020. Chinese authorities have confirmed 571 cases and 17 deaths as of end-Wednesday, state television reported on Thursday. There are eight other known cases around the world - Thailand has confirmed four cases, while the United States, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan have each reported one. REUTERS/Aly Song

A passenger wears a mask at Shanghai railway station in Shanghai, China January 22, 2020. China is putting on lockdown a city of 11 million people considered the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak that has killed 17 and infected nearly 600 people, as health authorities around the world work to prevent a global pandemic. REUTERS/Aly Song

Paramilitary police officers wearing masks are seen at Shanghai railway station in Shanghai, China January 22, 2020. China is putting on lockdown a city of 11 million people considered the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak that has killed 17 and infected nearly 600 people, as health authorities around the world work to prevent a global pandemic. REUTERS/Aly Song