The local government in the Chinese province of Hubei announced two days ago that it will ban traffic of cars and vehicles throughout the province in an attempt to stop the spread of Coronavirus, as the Chinese city of Wuhan, which witnessed the beginning of the spread of Coronavirus is located in this province and is considered as its capital.
In a published document, the local government explained that the decision to prevent the movement of cars will exclude police cars, ambulances and vehicles loaded with basic goods in addition to other government cars. The local government said it would conduct regular health checks on all residents of the province to ensure that they are not infected with this virus.
The official announcement also stated that companies could not conduct their business before they obtain permission from the local authorities.
It is believed that the Corona epidemic, also known as COVID-19, started in a market of live animals and aquatic life in Wuhan before it spread rapidly affecting more than 72 thousand people and causing the death of more than 1,800 people iin China alone according to the latest official statistics.
Outside of China, 500 people have been infected with Coronavirus in 30 countries, and the number of deaths due to the virus outside China has reached four cases in France, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Japan.
So far, no specific cure has been found for the disease, as medical efforts is focusing on relieving symptoms and supporting overall body functions. However, China also announced that about 12,000 people have recovered from the disease.
While the global medical community is studying Coronavirus to reach a cure, a number of doctors believe that such measures taken by the Chinese authorities to isolate the affected provinces may contribute to preventing the spread of the epidemic in the rest of the world.