kn95, China's most festive holiday began in the shadow of a worrying new virus Saturday as the death toll grew, an unprecedented lockdown kept 36 million people from traveling and authorities canceled a host of Lunar New Year events. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) On Saturday, the city of Bordeaux in the southwest part of the country canceled its planned Chinese New Year festivities in order to help contain the virus and as a gesture of support to those affected in China, Reuters reported. Officials in China canceled Lunar New Year festivities across the mainland and scaled back celebrations in semi-autonomous Hong Kong.
kn95 - A girl wears a mask inside a bus in Hong Kong, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim) On Saturday, many people stayed home with temples, major tourist sites and movie theaters all shuttered as authorities sought to limit the spread of the virus. Beijing canceled all temple fairs, a popular tradition in northern China, with performances, games for children and booths selling snacks and New Year's-themed souvenirs, according to The Associated Press. The Forbidden City in Beijing, Shanghai Disneyland, and a major safari park are among the tourist destinations that have closed indefinitely.
kn95, People pray at the Wong Tai Sin Temple, in Hong Kong, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 to celebrate the Lunar New Year which marks the Year of the Rat in the Chinese zodiac. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim) People in Wuhan, where the outbreak started, and more than a dozen nearby cities are unable to move about easily or leave town after authorities shut down buses, trains and planes and set up roadblocks to contain the virus. CALIFORNIA CASE OF CORONAVIRUS IS 3RD CONFIRMED IN US In Hong Kong, three new cases of coronavirus were reported, bringing the total to five. The city has canceled a fireworks show and a four-day carnival that was set to begin Sunday because of concerns about the virus.
kn95 - The Wall Street Journal reports the U.S. is working to evacuate American citizens from epidemic-stricken Chinese city; Fox News correspondent Ryan Chilcote weighs in. Crowds of people, many in masks, lined up just before midnight on New Year's Eve to leave lighted incense sticks and offer prayers at the Wong Tai Sin temple. “The atmosphere of Lunar New Year is not as good as last year even if there’s no coronavirus, May Wen told the AP. “Some shops closed down, and people aren't in the mood to go shopping.”
kn95 - Chinese government quarantines entire cities; Dr. Janette Nesheiwat on the deadly outbreak. Face mask prices have skyrocketed in Hong Kong in recent days as residents scramble to stock up over fears about coronavirus, with many places running out of stock, the South China Morning Post reported. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP In Taiwan, where there are three confirmed cases of a virus, thousands of wearing face masks turned out Saturday to visit Longshan Temple in Taipei, the capital city. North Korea has closed its borders to foreigners to prevent the virus from entering the country