Because of the novel corona virus, the Chinese authorities have cut important transport links to and from Wuhan. The number of cases of illness has risen to around 550, 17 infected people have died so far.
By Axel Dorloff, ARD-Studio Beijing
There are drastic measures that are intended to curb the spread of the new type of corona virus in China: buses, subways, trains, ferries and air traffic in the 11 million city of Wuhan will be stopped for the time being. The city of Huanggang, not far from Wuhan, also announced an interruption in public bus and train connections, as reported by local television.