January 27, 2020 / 1:22 AM / a month ago

Wuhan suspends visa, passports services for Chinese citizens until January 30: government statement

Street view after Wuhan government announced to ban non-essential vehicles in downtown area to contain coronavirus outbreak, on the second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 26, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Wuhan, capital of Hubei province and epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, said it would suspend visa and passport services for Chinese citizens until Jan. 30 to strengthen control of the virus, the city’s exit-entry bureau said in a statement on Monday.

Reporting by Winni Zhou and Josh Horwitz; Editing by Tom Hogue

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