Hankou railway station in Wuhan is guarded after being closed down on Thursday. Photo: Weibo
Hankou railway station in Wuhan is guarded after being closed down on Thursday. Photo: Weibo

China coronavirus: three cities join Wuhan in quarantine lockdown as Beijing tries to contain deadly outbreak

  • All public transport closed down in city of Wuhan, in central China, to try to limit spread of infection – and three neighbouring cities follow suit
  • Scramble to leave Wuhan before road and rail closures, while those staying stock up on food and medical supplies

Hankou railway station in Wuhan is guarded after being closed down on Thursday. Photo: Weibo
Hankou railway station in Wuhan is guarded after being closed down on Thursday. Photo: Weibo
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