An official stops a car to check temperatures in Xiaogan on Friday. The city has taken the unprecedented step of confining people to their homes. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus: Xiaogan, China’s second worst-hit city, bans people from leaving their homes

  • Order applies to urban residents, while rural villagers cannot visit each other or hold gatherings, and those who flout the order face 10 days in detention
  • Some supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open to deliver supplies
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
An official stops a car to check temperatures in Xiaogan on Friday. The city has taken the unprecedented step of confining people to their homes. Photo: Xinhua
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