Second Chinese city placed on lockdown over virus: official

Publish: 6:35 PM, January 23, 2020 | Update: 6:35:PM, January 23, 2020

BEIJING, – A second central Chinese city is being put on lockdown to help control the spread of a virus epidemic that broke out in neighbouring Wuhan, authorities said Thursday.

The train station in Huanggang, which has a population of 7.5 million and is 70 kilometres (40 miles) from Wuhan, will be suspended until further
notice from midnight — all vehicles will be checked, and bars and cinemas will be closed, said city authorities.

The railway station in a third nearby city, Ezhou, which has a population of over one million, will also close from tonight, though no other measures
were announced.