In an unprecedented move, China has decided to put travel restrictions in another province Huanggang, after Wuhan – the epicenter of the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus put restrictions today morning. Restrictions in Huanggang province will come into effect from midnight today.
Chinese health authorities have confirmed 571 cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus reported in 25 provincial-level regions in the country. The number of infections are still increasing and are feared to have crossed 600. The death toll has reached 17, all in Hubei province.
A total of 393 suspected cases have been reported, according to the National Health Commission of China. The commission said that a total of 5,897 close contacts have been traced and 4,928 are under medical observation.
Meanwhile, the Indian Embassy in Beijing has opened two hotlines 8618612083629 and 8618612083617 and is in touch with Indians in Wuhan. The embassy is posting all the important s on its twitter handle and Facebook page.