Photos: China’s empty streets amid coronavirus fears

China imposed restrictions on all overseas tour groups because of the coronavirus that originated in the city of Wuhan and which has infected more than 20,000 people and killed more than 500. Transport links with mainland China have been curtailed, however, with dozens of flights and ferry services cancelled. The local government has also extended the Lunar New Year break to the end of the week, keeping banks and businesses closed. Hundreds of experts will gather in Geneva on Feb. 11-12 to try and find a way to battle the outbreak by speeding research into drugs and vaccines.

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A desolate shopping area in Shanghai, China. This week, China imposed restrictions on all overseas tour groups because of the coronavirus that originated in the city of Wuhan and which has infected more than 20,000 people and killed more than 500. (Aly Song / REUTERS)

A desolate shopping area in Shanghai, China. This week, China imposed restrictions on all overseas tour groups because of the coronavirus that originated in the city of Wuhan and which has infected more than 20,000 people and killed more than 500. (Aly Song / REUTERS)

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People wearing masks are seen at Lujiazui financial district in Pudong. Reduced travel from China alone could result in 50 billion baht ($1.52 billion) of lost tourism revenue, the Thai Tourism Ministry estimated. The spread of coronavirus beyond China has also affected domestic tourism in Thailand, which has recorded more infections than anywhere but China with 19 cases. (Aly Song / REUTERS)

People wearing masks are seen at Lujiazui financial district in Pudong. Reduced travel from China alone could result in 50 billion baht ($1.52 billion) of lost tourism revenue, the Thai Tourism Ministry estimated. The spread of coronavirus beyond China has also affected domestic tourism in Thailand, which has recorded more infections than anywhere but China with 19 cases. (Aly Song / REUTERS)

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People wear masks as they walk in front of the Ruins of St. Paul’s, following the coronavirus outbreak in Macau. The Chinese territory of Macau has become a near-ghost town during what is typically the busiest time of year in the world’s biggest casino hub, after authorities announced a raft of measures to keep visitors away and contain the new coronavirus. (Tyrone Siu / REUTERS)

People wear masks as they walk in front of the Ruins of St. Paul’s, following the coronavirus outbreak in Macau. The Chinese territory of Macau has become a near-ghost town during what is typically the busiest time of year in the world’s biggest casino hub, after authorities announced a raft of measures to keep visitors away and contain the new coronavirus. (Tyrone Siu / REUTERS)

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Transport links with mainland China have been curtailed, however, with dozens of flights and ferry services cancelled. The local government has also extended the Lunar New Year break to the end of the week, keeping banks and businesses closed. (Tyrone Siu / REUTERS)

Transport links with mainland China have been curtailed, however, with dozens of flights and ferry services cancelled. The local government has also extended the Lunar New Year break to the end of the week, keeping banks and businesses closed. (Tyrone Siu / REUTERS)

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Cars seen on Yanan Road, a main commercial area in Hangzhou, after the city imposed new measures to prevent and control the new coronavirus, in Zhejiang province. Reuters reports that several countries, including the United States, have banned entry to visitors who have been in China over the previous two weeks. (China Daily / REUTERS)

Cars seen on Yanan Road, a main commercial area in Hangzhou, after the city imposed new measures to prevent and control the new coronavirus, in Zhejiang province. Reuters reports that several countries, including the United States, have banned entry to visitors who have been in China over the previous two weeks. (China Daily / REUTERS)

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A woman wearing a face mask rides a bicycle as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Beijing. Reuters reports that health officials in the United States and China have set ambitious goals for getting a vaccine to initial human testing within the next few months, although drugmakers cautioned that they have a long way to go. (Carlos Garcia Rawlins / REUTERS)

A woman wearing a face mask rides a bicycle as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Beijing. Reuters reports that health officials in the United States and China have set ambitious goals for getting a vaccine to initial human testing within the next few months, although drugmakers cautioned that they have a long way to go. (Carlos Garcia Rawlins / REUTERS)

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A view of the Lujiazui financial district in Pudong. “There are no known effective therapeutics against this 2019-nCoV (virus),” WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said to Reuters, when asked about reports of drug “breakthroughs” that boosted hopes on financial markets on Wednesday. (Aly Song / REUTERS)

A view of the Lujiazui financial district in Pudong. “There are no known effective therapeutics against this 2019-nCoV (virus),” WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said to Reuters, when asked about reports of drug “breakthroughs” that boosted hopes on financial markets on Wednesday. (Aly Song / REUTERS)

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A man wearing a mask is seen at Lujiazui financial district in Pudong, Shanghai. First identified in Wuhan, the flu-like virus is believed to have originated at a city market selling wild animals. (Aly Song / REUTERS)

A man wearing a mask is seen at Lujiazui financial district in Pudong, Shanghai. First identified in Wuhan, the flu-like virus is believed to have originated at a city market selling wild animals. (Aly Song / REUTERS)

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A view of empty roads in Wuhan City, China. Nearly 260 cases have been reported in 31 countries and regions outside mainland China, according to a Reuters tally based on authorities’ figures. (VLADIMIR MARKOV / REUTERS)

A view of empty roads in Wuhan City, China. Nearly 260 cases have been reported in 31 countries and regions outside mainland China, according to a Reuters tally based on authorities’ figures. (VLADIMIR MARKOV / REUTERS)

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A man wearing a mask walks through closed stores in Shanghai. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), already struggling for access to credit, are bearing the brunt of the pain. That’s posing a further threat to China’s economy, growing as it is at its slowest in three decades. (Aly Song / REUTERS)

A man wearing a mask walks through closed stores in Shanghai. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), already struggling for access to credit, are bearing the brunt of the pain. That’s posing a further threat to China’s economy, growing as it is at its slowest in three decades. (Aly Song / REUTERS)

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According to a report by Reuters, hundreds of experts will gather in Geneva on Feb. 11-12 to try and find a way to battle the outbreak by speeding research into drugs and vaccines, the WHO said, adding that a multinational WHO-led team would also visit China. (Aly Song / REUTERS)

According to a report by Reuters, hundreds of experts will gather in Geneva on Feb. 11-12 to try and find a way to battle the outbreak by speeding research into drugs and vaccines, the WHO said, adding that a multinational WHO-led team would also visit China. (Aly Song / REUTERS)

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