Wuhan goes under quarantine over coronavirus outbreak

Wuhan goes under quarantine over coronavirus outbreak

The Chinese government announced it will quarantine the city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a breakout of coronavirus.

The announcement, shared on Chinese state media, indicated the city will cancel planes and trains leaving the city beginning Thursday and suspend buses, subways and ferries, the Hill reported.

At least 17 people have died from the illness so far, with over 555 confirmed cases.

Dozens of cases have been identified in other major Chinese cities, with cases also appearing in Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan and the United States.

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