A public security volunteer guards a shopping and residential area in Wuhan on March 31. In January, Beijing imposed strict measures to put the entire province under lockdown to halt the spread of coronavirus. Photo: EPA-EFEA public security volunteer guards a shopping and residential area in Wuhan on March 31. In January, Beijing imposed strict measures to put the entire province under lockdown to halt the spread of coronavirus. Photo: EPA-EFE
A public security volunteer guards a shopping and residential area in Wuhan on March 31. In January, Beijing imposed strict measures to put the entire province under lockdown to halt the spread of coronavirus. Photo: EPA-EFE

Lunar New Year Wuhan lockdown gave rest of China more time to prepare for coronavirus crisis: researchers

  • A combination of travel restrictions, public shutdowns and a national emergency response delayed the spread, says Science article
  • ‘This appears to be the largest attempted cordon sanitaire in human history’
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A public security volunteer guards a shopping and residential area in Wuhan on March 31. In January, Beijing imposed strict measures to put the entire province under lockdown to halt the spread of coronavirus. Photo: EPA-EFEA public security volunteer guards a shopping and residential area in Wuhan on March 31. In January, Beijing imposed strict measures to put the entire province under lockdown to halt the spread of coronavirus. Photo: EPA-EFE
A public security volunteer guards a shopping and residential area in Wuhan on March 31. In January, Beijing imposed strict measures to put the entire province under lockdown to halt the spread of coronavirus. Photo: EPA-EFE
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