Third Chinese city to ban long-distance buses: Official

Third Chinese city to ban long-distance buses over virus concerns: official

China is currently struggling to fight recent outbreak of a deadly virus

A member of staff wearing a mask stands next to a sign announcing the park's closure at Hong Kong Disneyland in Hong Kong on January 26, 2020, after it announced it was shutting its doors until further notice over a deadly virus outbreak in central China.

A third major city in China will ban long-distance buses, authorities said Sunday, as they scramble to contain a deadly new virus that has spread across the country.

From 6 pm (1000 GMT) Sunday, Xi'an will suspend long-distance buses and tourist chartered buses entering the city of 10 million people, local officials said, following the announcement of similar measures in Tianjin and Beijing.