The number of people killed by the coronavirus in China has risen to 81, with almost 3,000 confirmed ill.
Health authorities in Wuhan say the source of the outbreak, is in lock down and several cities have imposed travel bans.
The overall number of confirmed cases in China is 2,744 while more than 300 are critically ill.
Another 41 cases have been confirmed abroad, including in Thailand, the United States, and Australia. There have been no deaths outside China.
The coronavirus causes severe acute respiratory infection and there is no specific cure or vaccine.
Two new makeshift hospitals are being built in Wuhan, the provincial capital, and factories are rushing to produce masks and protective clothing.