The Wenzhou government has closed 46 expressways to help control the spread of the virus. Photo: Weibo

China’s private sector business capital on lockdown as coronavirus takes its toll

  • Authorities in the east China city of Wenzhou have closed roads and ordered people to stay home as number of confirmed cases hits 265
  • About 180,000 people from the city work in Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak, and may have carried infection when they returned home for the Lunar New Year holiday
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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The Wenzhou government has closed 46 expressways to help control the spread of the virus. Photo: Weibo
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Alice Yan

Alice Yan

Alice Yan is a Shanghai-based social and medical news reporter. She started her journalism career in 2003 and has degrees in economics and public administration. Her Twitter account is @TingYanalice