Beijing to close section of Great Wall, other tourist sites

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Jan 24 2020 06:27 PM

People stand in front of the closed gate of Lama Temple, with a notice saying that the temple is closed for safety concerns following the outbreak of a new coronavirus on its gate, in Beijing, China January 24, 2020. Carlos Garcia Rawlins, Reuters

BEIJING, China - China announced Friday it will close a section of the Great Wall and other famous Beijing landmarks to control the spread of a deadly virus that has infected hundreds of people across the country.

The Ming Tombs and Yinshan Pagoda will also be closed from Saturday, the authority that oversees the sites said, while the Bird's Nest stadium closed Friday, in order to "prevent and control" the spread of the virus.