Beijing to suspend buses entering or leaving capital to contain virus: state media

By Agence France-Presse

China's capital will suspend buses that enter and exit the city boundary, state media reported on Saturday, as Chinese authorities scramble to contain a new SARS-like virus that has killed dozens in the country.

Passengers wearing protective facemasks are checked by security personnel wearing hazardous material suits at the entrance to the underground train station in Beijing on January 24, 2020, to help stop the spread of a deadly SARS-like virus which originated in the central city of Wuhan. (Photo by Noel Celis / AFP / MANILA BULLETIN) (Photo by Noel Celis / AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

According to state-run People's Daily, "all passenger transport by road" that crosses in and out of Beijing will be suspended starting Sunday, citing "requirements of epidemic prevention and control".