Edition:
India
Pictures | Sat Jan 25, 2020 | 5:32am IST

Virus dampens Lunar New Year in China

A security officer in a protective mask checks the temperature of a passenger following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, at an expressway toll station on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Xianning, a city bordering Wuhan to the north, Hubei province, China January 24, 2020. China shut part of the Great Wall and suspended public transport in 10 cities, stranding millions of people at the start of the Lunar New Year holiday on Friday as authorities rush to contain a virus that has killed 26 people and infected more than 800. REUTERS/Martin Pollard

A security officer in a protective mask checks the temperature of a passenger following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, at an expressway toll station on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Xianning, a city bordering Wuhan to the...more

A security officer in a protective mask checks the temperature of a passenger following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, at an expressway toll station on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Xianning, a city bordering Wuhan to the north, Hubei province, China January 24, 2020. China shut part of the Great Wall and suspended public transport in 10 cities, stranding millions of people at the start of the Lunar New Year holiday on Friday as authorities rush to contain a virus that has killed 26 people and infected more than 800. REUTERS/Martin Pollard
Close
1 / 24
People line up outside a drugstore to buy masks in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the new coronavirus an "emergency in China" but stopped short of declaring it of international concern. REUTERS/Aly Song

People line up outside a drugstore to buy masks in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the new coronavirus an "emergency in China" but stopped short of declaring it of international concern. REUTERS/Aly...more

People line up outside a drugstore to buy masks in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the new coronavirus an "emergency in China" but stopped short of declaring it of international concern. REUTERS/Aly Song
Close
2 / 24
Police officers wearing masks check the boot of a car for smuggled wild animals following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, at an expressway toll station on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Xianning, a city bordering Wuhan to the north, Hubei province, China January 24, 2020. While restrictions on travel and gatherings have already been imposed to curb the outbreak, China will take stricter and more targeted measures, state television reported citing a State Council meeting on Friday, but gave no further details. REUTERS/Martin Pollard

Police officers wearing masks check the boot of a car for smuggled wild animals following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, at an expressway toll station on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Xianning, a city bordering Wuhan to...more

Police officers wearing masks check the boot of a car for smuggled wild animals following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, at an expressway toll station on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Xianning, a city bordering Wuhan to the north, Hubei province, China January 24, 2020. While restrictions on travel and gatherings have already been imposed to curb the outbreak, China will take stricter and more targeted measures, state television reported citing a State Council meeting on Friday, but gave no further details. REUTERS/Martin Pollard
Close
3 / 24
Workers dismantle decorations after the temple fair for the Chinese Lunar New Year in Ditan Park was canceled in Beijing, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Workers dismantle decorations after the temple fair for the Chinese Lunar New Year in Ditan Park was canceled in Beijing, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Workers dismantle decorations after the temple fair for the Chinese Lunar New Year in Ditan Park was canceled in Beijing, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
Close
4 / 24
Workers in protective suits check the temperature of passengers arriving at the Xianning North Station on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Xianning, a city bordering Wuhan to the north, in Hubei province, China January 24, 2020. Most cases have been in Wuhan, where the virus is believed to have originated in a market that traded illegally in wildlife. Preliminary research suggested it crossed to humans from snakes. REUTERS/Martin Pollard

Workers in protective suits check the temperature of passengers arriving at the Xianning North Station on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Xianning, a city bordering Wuhan to the north, in Hubei province, China January 24, 2020....more

Workers in protective suits check the temperature of passengers arriving at the Xianning North Station on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Xianning, a city bordering Wuhan to the north, in Hubei province, China January 24, 2020. Most cases have been in Wuhan, where the virus is believed to have originated in a market that traded illegally in wildlife. Preliminary research suggested it crossed to humans from snakes. REUTERS/Martin Pollard
Close
5 / 24
Medical staff transfer a patient of a highly suspected case of a new coronavirus at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong, China January 22, 2020.  cnsphoto via REUTERS

Medical staff transfer a patient of a highly suspected case of a new coronavirus at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong, China January 22, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS

Medical staff transfer a patient of a highly suspected case of a new coronavirus at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong, China January 22, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS
Close
6 / 24
A visitor wearing a mask walks outside the Shanghai Disney Resort, that will be closed during the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

A visitor wearing a mask walks outside the Shanghai Disney Resort, that will be closed during the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

A visitor wearing a mask walks outside the Shanghai Disney Resort, that will be closed during the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
Close
7 / 24
A man wearing a protective mask walks at Ditan Park in Beijing, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A man wearing a protective mask walks at Ditan Park in Beijing, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A man wearing a protective mask walks at Ditan Park in Beijing, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
Close
8 / 24
Chinese paramilitary officers wearing masks stand guard at an entrance of the closed Hankou Railway Station after the city was locked down following the outbreak of a new coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 23, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

Chinese paramilitary officers wearing masks stand guard at an entrance of the closed Hankou Railway Station after the city was locked down following the outbreak of a new coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 23, 2020. China Daily via...more

Chinese paramilitary officers wearing masks stand guard at an entrance of the closed Hankou Railway Station after the city was locked down following the outbreak of a new coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 23, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS
Close
9 / 24
A man holding an umbrella walks past excavators at the construction site where the new hospital is being built to treat patients of a new coronavirus following the outbreak and the city s lockdown, on the outskirts of Wuhan, China January 24, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS

A man holding an umbrella walks past excavators at the construction site where the new hospital is being built to treat patients of a new coronavirus following the outbreak and the city s lockdown, on the outskirts of Wuhan, China January 24, 2020....more

A man holding an umbrella walks past excavators at the construction site where the new hospital is being built to treat patients of a new coronavirus following the outbreak and the city s lockdown, on the outskirts of Wuhan, China January 24, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS
Close
10 / 24
A security guard sits at the entrance of a closed temple in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

A security guard sits at the entrance of a closed temple in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

A security guard sits at the entrance of a closed temple in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
Close
11 / 24
A general view of the Intercontinental Hotel entrance in Wuhan, China January 24, 2020. DEN DOLBNEV via REUTERS

A general view of the Intercontinental Hotel entrance in Wuhan, China January 24, 2020. DEN DOLBNEV via REUTERS

A general view of the Intercontinental Hotel entrance in Wuhan, China January 24, 2020. DEN DOLBNEV via REUTERS
Close
12 / 24
A man wearing a mask is seen at the Nanjing Pedestrian Road, a main shopping area, in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

A man wearing a mask is seen at the Nanjing Pedestrian Road, a main shopping area, in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

A man wearing a mask is seen at the Nanjing Pedestrian Road, a main shopping area, in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
Close
13 / 24
Police officers wearing masks check the trunk of a car for smuggled wild animals at an expressway toll station following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, outside Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/David Stanway

Police officers wearing masks check the trunk of a car for smuggled wild animals at an expressway toll station following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, outside Wuhan, Hubei province, China...more

Police officers wearing masks check the trunk of a car for smuggled wild animals at an expressway toll station following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, outside Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/David Stanway
Close
14 / 24
People stand in front of the closed gate of Lama Temple, with a notice saying that the temple is closed for safety concerns following the outbreak of a new coronavirus on its gate, in Beijing, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

People stand in front of the closed gate of Lama Temple, with a notice saying that the temple is closed for safety concerns following the outbreak of a new coronavirus on its gate, in Beijing, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

People stand in front of the closed gate of Lama Temple, with a notice saying that the temple is closed for safety concerns following the outbreak of a new coronavirus on its gate, in Beijing, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
Close
15 / 24
People wearing masks work at a hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 22, 2020. China News Service/via REUTERS TV

People wearing masks work at a hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 22, 2020. China News Service/via REUTERS TV

People wearing masks work at a hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 22, 2020. China News Service/via REUTERS TV
Close
16 / 24
A security guard wears a mask at a shopping mall in the Nanjing Pedestrian Road, a main shopping area, in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

A security guard wears a mask at a shopping mall in the Nanjing Pedestrian Road, a main shopping area, in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

A security guard wears a mask at a shopping mall in the Nanjing Pedestrian Road, a main shopping area, in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
Close
17 / 24
A worker sanitizes the square in front of the Hankou Railway Station, closed after the city of Wuhan was locked down following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 23, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

A worker sanitizes the square in front of the Hankou Railway Station, closed after the city of Wuhan was locked down following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 23, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

A worker sanitizes the square in front of the Hankou Railway Station, closed after the city of Wuhan was locked down following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 23, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS
Close
18 / 24
A staff member from a local sanitation and epidemic prevention team checks body temperature of a passenger in a car at a toll station in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 23, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

A staff member from a local sanitation and epidemic prevention team checks body temperature of a passenger in a car at a toll station in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 23, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

A staff member from a local sanitation and epidemic prevention team checks body temperature of a passenger in a car at a toll station in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 23, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS
Close
19 / 24
A picture released by the Central Hospital of Wuhan shows medical staff attending to patient at the The Central Hospital Of Wuhan Via Weibo in Wuhan, China on an unknown date. THE CENTRAL HOSPITAL OF WUHAN VIA WEIBO/Handout via REUTERS

A picture released by the Central Hospital of Wuhan shows medical staff attending to patient at the The Central Hospital Of Wuhan Via Weibo in Wuhan, China on an unknown date. THE CENTRAL HOSPITAL OF WUHAN VIA WEIBO/Handout via REUTERS

A picture released by the Central Hospital of Wuhan shows medical staff attending to patient at the The Central Hospital Of Wuhan Via Weibo in Wuhan, China on an unknown date. THE CENTRAL HOSPITAL OF WUHAN VIA WEIBO/Handout via REUTERS
Close
20 / 24
A man wearing a protective mask is seen on a subway in Shanghai, China January 23, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

A man wearing a protective mask is seen on a subway in Shanghai, China January 23, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

A man wearing a protective mask is seen on a subway in Shanghai, China January 23, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
Close
21 / 24
Officials monitor thermal scanners at a temperature monitoring station at Portas do Cerco in Macau, China, January 8, 2020. Picture taken January 8, 2020. MACAU SAR HEALTH BUREAU/Handout via REUTERS

Officials monitor thermal scanners at a temperature monitoring station at Portas do Cerco in Macau, China, January 8, 2020. Picture taken January 8, 2020. MACAU SAR HEALTH BUREAU/Handout via REUTERS

Officials monitor thermal scanners at a temperature monitoring station at Portas do Cerco in Macau, China, January 8, 2020. Picture taken January 8, 2020. MACAU SAR HEALTH BUREAU/Handout via REUTERS
Close
22 / 24
A woman leaves a pharmacy store as a notice is seen on its door that reads "masks and effervescent tablets sold out" in Shanghai, China January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

A woman leaves a pharmacy store as a notice is seen on its door that reads "masks and effervescent tablets sold out" in Shanghai, China January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

A woman leaves a pharmacy store as a notice is seen on its door that reads "masks and effervescent tablets sold out" in Shanghai, China January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
Close
23 / 24
Workers dismantle x-ray machines and walk-through metal detectors after the temple fair for the Chinese Lunar New Year in Ditan Park was canceled in Beijing, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Workers dismantle x-ray machines and walk-through metal detectors after the temple fair for the Chinese Lunar New Year in Ditan Park was canceled in Beijing, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Workers dismantle x-ray machines and walk-through metal detectors after the temple fair for the Chinese Lunar New Year in Ditan Park was canceled in Beijing, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
Close
24 / 24

Next Slideshows

Haute couture week in Paris

Haute couture collection highlights from Paris Fashion Week.

25 Jan 2020

Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

25 Jan 2020

Conservationists try to save underfed lions in Sudan park

Conservationists in Sudan are trying to save four lions they say have been underfed and neglected in a wildlife park in the capital Khartoum, after one lion...

25 Jan 2020

Canadian island abuzz over Harry and Meghan's arrival

Images from around the royally named Victoria, British Columbia, where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their son Archie have settled, for now, into a seaside...

24 Jan 2020

MORE IN PICTURES

Trump heads to India

Trump heads to India

Preparations underway for U.S. President Donald Trump's two-day state visit to India.

Iran gears up for election

Iran gears up for election

Iran holds a parliamentary election on Friday, a vote seen as a litmus test of the popularity of the clerical establishment amid growing isolation on the global stage and discontent at home over economic hardships.

Deadly shootings at shisha bars in Germany

Deadly shootings at shisha bars in Germany

A man suspected of shooting dead nine people in shisha bars in the German town of Hanau before killing himself and his mother had posted a manifesto online including conspiracy theories and deeply racist views, prosecutors said.

Photos of the week

Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

Top Photos of the Day

Top Photos of the Day

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Best of Milan Fashion Week

Best of Milan Fashion Week

Backstage and collection highlights from Milan Fashion Week.

Residents protest coronavirus evacuees quarantined in Ukraine

Residents protest coronavirus evacuees quarantined in Ukraine

Residents in central Ukraine protest the arrival of a plane carrying evacuees from China's Hubei province, fearing they could be infected with the coronavirus despite authorities insisting there is no danger.

Locust swarm threatens food security in Horn of Africa

Locust swarm threatens food security in Horn of Africa

Swarms of desert locusts have spread from Ethiopia and Somalia into eastern and northern Kenya, posing a threat to food production and grazing land.

Outrage after young girl murdered in Mexico

Outrage after young girl murdered in Mexico

Protesters take to the street and on social media to demand justice after the murder of Fatima Cecilia Aldrighett, 7, in Mexico. Her death is the latest in a series of killings that have unleashed outrage over growing violence against women.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast