Wednesday, 19 February 2020

A worker sanitizes the square in front of the Hankou Railway Station, closed after the city of Wuhan was locked down following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 23, 2020. China locks down the central city to try to contain the virus which has killed at least 17 and infected more than 600 people. China Daily via REUTERS

Chinese paramilitary officers wearing masks stand guard at an entrance of the closed Hankou Railway Station after the city was locked down following the outbreak of a new coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 23, 2020. hina put two cities at the epicenter of a new coronavirus outbreak on lockdown on Thursday (January 23) as health authorities around the world scramble to prevent a global pandemic. China Daily via REUTERS

A man stands in front of a screen showing that multiple departure flights have been cancelled after the city was locked down following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, at an airport in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 23, 2020. Most transport in Wuhan was suspended on Thursday (January 23) morning and people were told not to leave. cnsphoto via REUTERS.

People walk past the closed Hankou Railway Station after the city was locked down following the outbreak of a new coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 23, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

A staff member from a local sanitation and epidemic prevention team checks body temperature of a passenger in a car at a toll station in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 23, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

People queue for receiving treatment at the fever outpatient department at the Wuhan Tongji Hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 22, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS.