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China shut down two cities amid coronavirus outbreak

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China on Thursday locked down Wuhan, the city at the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak that has killed 17 people as well as another city in the province in an "unprecedented" move to contain the spread of the new coronavirus which has claimed 17 lives.

Most transport in Wuhan, a city of 11 million people, was suspended on Thursday morning and people were told not to leave. Hours later, neighboring Huanggang, a city of about 7 million . . .

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