Nearly half of China's population — 780 million people — is living under some form of travel restrictions as authorities continue to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak.
According to analysis done by CNN, travel restrictions, of varying degrees are still being enforced in various provinces and cities across mainland China including Hubei, Liaoning, Beijing and Shanghai affecting over 780 million people. Restrictions include everything from self-quarantines to limits on who can come and go from neighborhoods.
Some of the strictest measures can be found in four cities in Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak. The cities of Wuhan, Huanggang, Shiyan and Xiaogan have completely sealed off all residential complexes and communities. The use of non-essential vehicles on local roadways is also banned. Residents in each city receive daily necessities from neighborhood and community committees as they are not permitted to leave their homes.
The novel coronavirus has infected at least 70,548 people and killed at least 1,770 people in mainland China alone by Feb. 16, according to China’s National Health Commission.
CORRECTION: This post has been updated to correct the death toll in mainland China as of Feb. 16.