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The Chinese Authorities have put Wuhan on effective lockdown, with all passenger transport links in and out of the city to be suspended as of 10am Thursday January 23 local time (2am UK time). The announcement was made with eight hours' notice. Residents of the city have been told not to leave the city unless they had an urgent reason to do so, and the rest of the country's population has been advised not to go to Wuhan. The suspension applies only to public transport, including trains and flights. It remains to be seen how the population will react, given that there are plenty of privately owned cars and a large number of people wanting to get home for the Lunar New Year, which starts this coming Saturday. https://twitter.com/ChinaDaily/status/1220052882596286465
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Hamilton, ON, Canada