By: Nadeemy Haded

Chinese authorities announced on Sunday that one of its provinces and three cities in the country will take new measures in an effort to contain the spread of the virus that causes acute pneumonia.

The official local China STRTV said that the coastal city of Shantou in Guangdong will not prohibit cars, ships and people from entering K, but it will strengthen the disease control measures such as disinfection and sterilization efforts, denying a government statement issued at a time former

The state television channel (CCTV) said that Shandong Province (east) will suspend the entry of long-haul buses to its territory, after three cities, Tianjin, Beijing and Qian, announced such measures.

The television added that buses operating inside the province will not be allowed to move unless measures are taken to measure the temperature of travelers.

A city official in Qian wrote on the "Weibo" short message platform that the city, with a population of 10 million, would suspend long bus journeys from 18:00 (10:00 GMT) on Sunday, as well as entry of tourist buses to it.

He added that taxi transfers within the city will also be prevented, with the exception of those coming from the city's airport.

Several cities and regions in China have imposed restrictions on movement to prevent the spread of acute viral pneumonia, which has infected nearly 2,000 people and killed 56.

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