China's Hubei province may allow residents to travel

A passenger uses his mobile phone as the train stops at Wuhan railway station on March 4, 2020. PHOTO: AFP

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - China's Hubei province is studying plans to allow people in areas at a medium- or low-risk of contracting the coronavirus to start travelling, state media reported on Tuesday (March 10), citing a meeting chaired by the province's party chief Ying Yong.

The meeting, reported by the official Hubei Daily, said that they may allow people to start travelling by using a "health code", a mobile-based monitoring system that has been rolled out by many local authorities in China in recent weeks.

Hubei province and its capital Wuhan are at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in China.

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