7:49 p.m. ET, January 27, 2020
Chinese city of Tangshan suspends public transportation
The northern Chinese city of Tangshan announced Tuesday morning that it will suspend all local public transportation services, to curb the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus.
The government statement said the decision was made to "avoid cross-infections caused by the gathering of crowds."
Tangshan, in Hebei province, has a population of over 7.5 million people, according to the municipal government. Hebei has reported 18 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including one death, but none in Tangshan so far.