The fast-moving coronavirus outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan, dubbed 2019-nCoV by authorities, has now spread to eight countries according to ABC News.
At this stage, eight Chinese cities remain under quarantine. The total population under emergency lockdown is now greater than the population of Australia, as Chinese authorities rush to prevent the spread of the virus during Chinese New Year this weekend.
The Chinese New Year period, during which Chinese travel to their ancestral villages to be with family, is the largest annual movement of people in the world. In Beijing, officials have closed the Forbidden Palace and also cancelled New Year events in the city.… Read the rest