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Corona outbreak: After Wuhan, second Chinese city now under lockdown 

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.

Published: 23rd January 2020 04:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd January 2020 04:39 PM   |  A+A-

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By AFP

BEIJING: A second central Chinese city is being put on lockdown to help control the spread of the coronavirus 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.

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