Public have been asked to avoid "all but essential travel” to Wuhan.
Flights and trains at one of country's biggest cities halted as decision on global emergency declaration delayed.
The coronavirus started in the Chinese city of Wuhan and has already seen hundreds taken ill, with 17 confirmed deaths. Heightened precautions are being taken in China and elsewhere by governments, as hundreds of millions of people are expected to travel both domestically and abroad for Lunar New Year celebrations.
Hundreds of millions of people are expected to travel both domestically and abroad for Lunar New Year, prompting fears the coronavirus could spread quickly.
There have been 45 confirmed cases of the virus so far, but scientists have said hundreds more people could have been infected.
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