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Lunar New Year travel rush

Staff members check body temperatures of the passengers arriving from the train from Wuhan to Hangzhou, at Hangzhou Railway Station ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Zhejiang province, China January 23, 2020. China put millions of people on lockdown on Thursday in two cities at the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak, as authorities around the world worked to prevent a global pandemic as hundreds of millions of Chinese travel at home and abroad during the Lunar New Year. China Daily via REUTERS

Staff members check body temperatures of the passengers arriving from the train from Wuhan to Hangzhou, at Hangzhou Railway Station ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Zhejiang province, China January 23, 2020. China put millions of people on...more

Staff members check body temperatures of the passengers arriving from the train from Wuhan to Hangzhou, at Hangzhou Railway Station ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Zhejiang province, China January 23, 2020. China put millions of people on lockdown on Thursday in two cities at the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak, as authorities around the world worked to prevent a global pandemic as hundreds of millions of Chinese travel at home and abroad during the Lunar New Year. China Daily via REUTERS
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A Chinese tourist wears a mask as she arrives at Suvarnabhumi Airport during a welcome ceremony of Chinese Lunar New Year travellers in Bangkok, Thailand January 22, 2020.  REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

A Chinese tourist wears a mask as she arrives at Suvarnabhumi Airport during a welcome ceremony of Chinese Lunar New Year travellers in Bangkok, Thailand January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

A Chinese tourist wears a mask as she arrives at Suvarnabhumi Airport during a welcome ceremony of Chinese Lunar New Year travellers in Bangkok, Thailand January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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A child wears mask to prevent an outbreak of a new coronavirus at the Hong Kong West Kowloon High Speed Train Station, in Hong Kong, China January 23, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A child wears mask to prevent an outbreak of a new coronavirus at the Hong Kong West Kowloon High Speed Train Station, in Hong Kong, China January 23, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A child wears mask to prevent an outbreak of a new coronavirus at the Hong Kong West Kowloon High Speed Train Station, in Hong Kong, China January 23, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A man pushes his luggage as a child sits atop with a mask at the Beijing West Railway Station, ahead of Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing, China January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

A man pushes his luggage as a child sits atop with a mask at the Beijing West Railway Station, ahead of Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing, China January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

A man pushes his luggage as a child sits atop with a mask at the Beijing West Railway Station, ahead of Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing, China January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer
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A woman holding a rat stuffed toy sits inside a train as the annual Spring Festival travel rush begins ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, at a railway station in Beijing, China January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A woman holding a rat stuffed toy sits inside a train as the annual Spring Festival travel rush begins ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, at a railway station in Beijing, China January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A woman holding a rat stuffed toy sits inside a train as the annual Spring Festival travel rush begins ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, at a railway station in Beijing, China January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Passengers wearing masks are seen in the waiting area for a train to Wuhan at the Beijing West Railway Station, ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing, China January 20, 2020. The virus has spread from Wuhan to population centers including Beijing, Shanghai, Macau and Hong Kong. REUTERS/Stringer

Passengers wearing masks are seen in the waiting area for a train to Wuhan at the Beijing West Railway Station, ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing, China January 20, 2020. The virus has spread from Wuhan to population centers including...more

Passengers wearing masks are seen in the waiting area for a train to Wuhan at the Beijing West Railway Station, ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing, China January 20, 2020. The virus has spread from Wuhan to population centers including Beijing, Shanghai, Macau and Hong Kong. REUTERS/Stringer
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A boy takes a nap in a train as the annual Spring Festival travel rush begins ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, China January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A boy takes a nap in a train as the annual Spring Festival travel rush begins ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, China January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A boy takes a nap in a train as the annual Spring Festival travel rush begins ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, China January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Travellers wait for their train at a railway station as the annual Spring Festival travel rush begins ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing, China January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Travellers wait for their train at a railway station as the annual Spring Festival travel rush begins ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing, China January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Travellers wait for their train at a railway station as the annual Spring Festival travel rush begins ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing, China January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Performers wear costumes for the arrival of Chinese tourists at Suvarnabhumi Airport during a welcome ceremony of Chinese Lunar New Year travellers in Bangkok, Thailand January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Performers wear costumes for the arrival of Chinese tourists at Suvarnabhumi Airport during a welcome ceremony of Chinese Lunar New Year travellers in Bangkok, Thailand January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Performers wear costumes for the arrival of Chinese tourists at Suvarnabhumi Airport during a welcome ceremony of Chinese Lunar New Year travellers in Bangkok, Thailand January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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Chinese tourists wear masks as they arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport during a welcome ceremony of Chinese Lunar New Year travellers in Bangkok, Thailand January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Chinese tourists wear masks as they arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport during a welcome ceremony of Chinese Lunar New Year travellers in Bangkok, Thailand January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Chinese tourists wear masks as they arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport during a welcome ceremony of Chinese Lunar New Year travellers in Bangkok, Thailand January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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A woman wearing a mask is seen at a waiting area for a train to Wuhan at the Beijing West Railway Station, ahead of Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing, China January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

A woman wearing a mask is seen at a waiting area for a train to Wuhan at the Beijing West Railway Station, ahead of Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing, China January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

A woman wearing a mask is seen at a waiting area for a train to Wuhan at the Beijing West Railway Station, ahead of Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing, China January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer
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Passengers wearing masks walk under a train information board at the Beijing West Railway Station, ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing, China January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

Passengers wearing masks walk under a train information board at the Beijing West Railway Station, ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing, China January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

Passengers wearing masks walk under a train information board at the Beijing West Railway Station, ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing, China January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer
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People walk outside Beijing Railway Station during the annual Spring Festival travel rush ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing, China January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

People walk outside Beijing Railway Station during the annual Spring Festival travel rush ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing, China January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

People walk outside Beijing Railway Station during the annual Spring Festival travel rush ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing, China January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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An employee stands behind a door as the train arrives at a railway station while the annual Spring Festival travel rush begins ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Baoding, Hebei province, China January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee

An employee stands behind a door as the train arrives at a railway station while the annual Spring Festival travel rush begins ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Baoding, Hebei province, China January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee

An employee stands behind a door as the train arrives at a railway station while the annual Spring Festival travel rush begins ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Baoding, Hebei province, China January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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A traveller pushes his luggage as his son rides atop, in Beijing West Railway Station during the annual Spring Festival travel rush ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing, China January 13, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A traveller pushes his luggage as his son rides atop, in Beijing West Railway Station during the annual Spring Festival travel rush ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing, China January 13, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A traveller pushes his luggage as his son rides atop, in Beijing West Railway Station during the annual Spring Festival travel rush ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing, China January 13, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Travellers wait for their trains inside Zhengzhou East Railway Station during the annual Spring Festival travel rush ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China January 13, 2020.  REUTERS/Jason Lee

Travellers wait for their trains inside Zhengzhou East Railway Station during the annual Spring Festival travel rush ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China January 13, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Travellers wait for their trains inside Zhengzhou East Railway Station during the annual Spring Festival travel rush ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China January 13, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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A father feeds water to his son next to his daughter in a train during the annual Spring Festival travel rush ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Luohe, Henan province, China January 14, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A father feeds water to his son next to his daughter in a train during the annual Spring Festival travel rush ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Luohe, Henan province, China January 14, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A father feeds water to his son next to his daughter in a train during the annual Spring Festival travel rush ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Luohe, Henan province, China January 14, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Travellers wait for their train at a railway station as the annual Spring Festival travel rush begins ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing, China January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Travellers wait for their train at a railway station as the annual Spring Festival travel rush begins ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing, China January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Travellers wait for their train at a railway station as the annual Spring Festival travel rush begins ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing, China January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Travellers line up to board their train at a railway station as the annual Spring Festival travel rush begins ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, China January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Travellers line up to board their train at a railway station as the annual Spring Festival travel rush begins ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, China January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Travellers line up to board their train at a railway station as the annual Spring Festival travel rush begins ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, China January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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A passenger wears a mask at Shanghai railway station in Shanghai, China January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

A passenger wears a mask at Shanghai railway station in Shanghai, China January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

A passenger wears a mask at Shanghai railway station in Shanghai, China January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Paramilitary police officers wearing masks are seen at Shanghai railway station in Shanghai, China January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

Paramilitary police officers wearing masks are seen at Shanghai railway station in Shanghai, China January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

Paramilitary police officers wearing masks are seen at Shanghai railway station in Shanghai, China January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
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A staff member wearing a mask monitors thermal scanners that detect temperatures of passengers at the security check inside the Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 21, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

A staff member wearing a mask monitors thermal scanners that detect temperatures of passengers at the security check inside the Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 21, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

A staff member wearing a mask monitors thermal scanners that detect temperatures of passengers at the security check inside the Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 21, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS
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Passengers wearing masks are seen on a train at Shanghai railway station in Shanghai, China January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

Passengers wearing masks are seen on a train at Shanghai railway station in Shanghai, China January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

Passengers wearing masks are seen on a train at Shanghai railway station in Shanghai, China January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Passengers wearing masks are seen at Hongqiao International Airport in Shanghai, China January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

Passengers wearing masks are seen at Hongqiao International Airport in Shanghai, China January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

Passengers wearing masks are seen at Hongqiao International Airport in Shanghai, China January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
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