The coronavirus outbreak in the city of Wuhan that has spread across the country is threatening to wreak havoc on Lunar New Year travel plans. Photo: EPA

China coronavirus: outbreak wreaks havoc on Lunar New Year travel plans, hitting family reunions

  • On Wednesday morning, the virus, which can pass from human to human, was confirmed to have killed nine people and infected 440 others
  • The outbreak has forced many Chinese people to reconsider plans to travel to their hometowns, particularly trips to or through Wuhan, where the virus originated
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The coronavirus outbreak in the city of Wuhan that has spread across the country is threatening to wreak havoc on Lunar New Year travel plans. Photo: EPA
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He Huifeng

He Huifeng

He Huifeng is an award-winning journalist and has been focusing on mainland news reporting since 2001 for several overseas media. She has gained an in-depth knowledge of political, economic and social issues on the mainland through years of close observation, which has given her a love for journalism in the field.