The novel coronavirus has been spreading outside Hubei Province. By Feb 4, 2020, a total of 27 cities across China had been placed under tight control. Among them, 17 cities are in Hubei province.
Five cities, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Fuzhou, Zhengzhou, and Harbin are the capital cities of the respective Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Fujian, Henan, and Heilongjiang Provinces. Other major cities including Ningbo in Zhejing Province and Xuzhou in Jiangsu Province have taken similar measures.
There are also reports that Shanghai has locked down many residential communities. Only people inside the community can enter or leave the community. Anyone outside cannot enter without official authorization. Ms. Rose Luqiu, former executive news editor of Phoenix TV, noted this on her tweet.
In a smaller city, Zhumadian in Henan Province (population 7.2 million), every five days a family will be allowed to send one person to go out to buy daily necessities. Similar measure has been imposed in other cities.
1. Excerpt in Chinese:
Source: China Times, Feb. 5, 2020
2. Image from Twitter:
Source: Twitter, February 5, 2020
— 闾丘露薇 (@roseluqiu) February 5, 2020