Authorities in Beijing, China, suspend inter-provincial bus services, over novel coronavirus concerns, as of Jan. 26.

Severity: Informational Alert

This alert began 26 Jan 2020 03:13 GMT and is scheduled to expire 27 Jan 2020 23:59 GMT.

  • Incident: Bus service disruptions
  • Location(s): Beijing (map)
  • Start Time/Date: Jan. 26
  • Impact: Possible travel disruptions

Summary
Authorities in Beijing have suspended inter-provincial bus services as of Jan. 26, to prevent the spread of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). It is unclear when the service will resume. Reports indicate that air and train travel remains unaffected.

An increase in demand for alternative transport is likely during the suspension.

Advice
Confirm travel and business reservations. Closely monitor official announcements on any additional travel restrictions. Consider avoiding crowded areas as a precaution.

Emphasize basic health precautions, especially frequent handwashing with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable.