China Searches For Tens Of Thousands Of Passengers Due To Coronavirus
The Chinese authorities have launched an urgent search for tens of thousands of passengers who shared public transport with citizens who were later found to carry coronavirus.
Officials in various cities are now trying to hunt down people who travelled on at least 20 trains, eight flights and tour nam ninh one bus to find out if they have been struck down with the deadly disease.
Footage shows dozens of passengers on one local bus travelling in the province of Shanxi as the local health officials desperately attempt to locate them following a diagnosis of coronavirus in one of the riders.
Footage shows one passenger coughing on a bus with the number plate M81162 which left Yuncheng to Hejin in the province of Shanxi at 4:03pm on January 16.
The authorities are now looking for passengers on the vehicle after one of them was diagnosed with coronavirus
Passengers wear protective face masks on a subway train in Hong Kong on January 28. Chinese officials revealed on Sunday that the disease - which has killed at least 133 and infected 6,168 - can spread between humans even before the symptoms begin to show
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The new coronavirus ravaging Asia is far more contagious than previously thought and someone who is infected can spread it with just a simple cough or a sneeze.
Chinese officials revealed on Sunday that the disease can spread between humans even before the symptoms begin to show.
One 57-year-old male passenger in Jilin city - 2,252 kilometres (1,399 miles) from the epicentre Wuhan - was found to be sickened after his train stopped in the coronavirus-stricken city 'for just a few minutes', the Jilin Health Commission said on Monday.
More than 6,000 people around the world are now confirmed to have been infected with the coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, and 133 have died in China.
The infection has spread to at least 18 countries or regions outside of China, including the US, Canada, France and Germany, and infected more than 6,160 people around the world
A worker hoses down garbage bins outside the closed Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Thursday, January 23. The intensifying outbreak has led authorities to quarantine at least 56 million people in Hubei Province, including capital Wuhan
A staff member (L) checks the body temperature of a passenger after a train from Wuhan arrived at Hangzhou Railway Station in Hangzhou on January 23. Hubei is situated bang in the middle of China and surrounded by five provinces - Shaanxi, Henan, Anhui, Jiangxi and tour du lịch nam ninh Hunan - as well as one populous municipality, Chongqing.
It is the transport hub in central China
The intensifying outbreak has led authorities to quarantine at least 56 million people in Hubei Province, of which Wuhan is the capital city, and halted all means of transport going in and out of many of its cities.
Hubei is situated bang in the middle of China and surrounded by five provinces - Shaanxi, Henan, Anhui, Jiangxi and Hunan - as well as one populous municipality, Chongqing.
It is the transport hub in central China.
The authorities are now calling passengers on these trains, buses or flights to alert their local residential communities and carry out self-quarantine:
K4049 from Hankou to Fuyang, leaving on January 16 K4049 from Hankou to Fuyang, leaving on January 17Z162 from Wuhan to Shijiazhuang, leaving on January 16 T3038 from Hankou to Beijing, leaving on January 18K99 from Wuhan to Jieyang, leaving on January 19K1276 from Wuchang to Datong, leaving on January 19 K458 from Wuhan to Zhengzhou, leaving on January 20G1264 from Zhengzhou to Qiqihar, leaving on January 21 K995 from Qiqihar to Yakeshi, leaving on January 21D3286 from Wuhan to Meizhou, leaving on January 24G439 from Wuhan to Guilin, leaving on January 20G431 from Wuhan to Nanning, leaving on January 18Z338 from Wuhan to Liuzhou, leaving on January 15G435 from Wuhan to Liuzhou, leaving on January 18G431 from Wuhan to Guilin, leaving on January 22G435 from Wuhan to Guilin, leaving on January 19Z338 from Wuhan to Guilin, leaving on January 21K1627 from Wuhan to Nanning, leaving on January 19K1627 from Wuhan to Liuzhou, tour du lịch nam ninh leaving on January 13 K974 from Wuhan to Harbin, leaving on January 20 Flights
CZ6643 from Wuhan to Beihai, January 15MF8331 from Wuhan to Nanning, January 15ZH9370 from Wuhan to Nanning, January 21CZ6643 from Wuhan to Beihai, January 21SC4933 from Wuhan to Nanning, January 22MF8331 from Wuhan to Nanning, January 19MF8331 from Wuhan to Nanning, January 21CZ6643 from Wuhan to Beihai, January 20Bus
Bus with the number plate M81162 which left Yuncheng to Hejin in the province of Shanxi at 4:03pm on January 16