UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — On Sunday, east China’s Wenzhou city imposed severe restrictions on the movement of its residents and closed a large number of roads to contain the coronavirus, which is spreading rapidly in the city outside the epidemic.
Only one person from each family is allowed to leave the house once every two days to buy essentials, while the authorities closed 46 stations to collect fees on paid highways, which means that the use of these roads has become impossible, as it has stopped the whole public transportation and prevented the flow of traffic Long-distance buses.
The city authorities, with a population of 9 million, closed all public places, such as cinemas and swimming pools, and prevented companies from opening their doors again before the 17th of this month, while all educational institutions were closed until the first of March.
Wenzhou, which has a population of 265, is more than 800 km away from Wuhan, the city where the virus first appeared in December, and since January 23, its entire population has been practically quarantined.
For its part, the Chinese authorities announced on Sunday that the number of confirmed deaths in the country as a result of the new “Corona” virus has risen to 304 after this deadly virus during the past 24 hours killed 45 additional people, all in Hubei Province, the epicenter of the epidemic in the center of the country.
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