At least nine other cities in China's 58.5-million-strong Hubei province now face travel restrictions as the death toll in the central region's coronavirus outbreak reached 26 Friday. Temples have been closed ahead of weeklong Lunar New Year celebrations, which begin today, when hundreds of millions typically travel for one of the year's biggest holidays. Wuhan, where the outbreak began, is now trying to build a 1,000-bed hospital in 10 days to accommodate the infected.
What's next? While the World Health Organization has held off on declaring a global emergency, its director-general said it "may yet become one."