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Chinese city in Hubei reverses relaxation policy, to continue transport ban

FILE PHOTO: A sanitation worker wearing a face mask makes her way through barriers in Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Hubei province, China March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Qianjiang city in China’s Hubei province said on Wednesday it will continue with strict transportation bans, revoking a policy of relaxation that was announced on Tuesday.

The city said in an announcement on WeChat that it “will continue to implement strict traffic and personnel control … to win the epidemic.”

Qianjiang had said on Tuesday that all traffic checkpoints will be removed, public transportation will restart and firms will resume work in the near future, according to a report on an official website.

Reporting by Emily Chow and Lusha Zhang; Editing by Tom Hogue

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