Although China claimed a drop in the number of new suspected cases of coronavirus in the last two days, raising hopes that its strong measures may help to contain the outbreak, the death toll has risen to over 550.
The total number of confirmed cases crossed the 28,000 mark, Chinese health officials announced on Thursday.
The outbreak has resulted in Chinese cities being largely deserted, with tourist attractions shut and a few eateries requiring temperature checks and masks.
Here's a glimpse of deserted roads and streets of the world's most populated country:
A view of a street in Shanghai. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters
A man wearing a face mask rides a bicycle near an empty overpass in Kunming, Yunnan province. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters
A view of the Lujiazui financial district in Pudong, Shanghai. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters
A man walks along the Financial Street in central Beijing. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters
A car drives in an empty street in Yueyang, Hunan Province, near the border to Hubei Province, which is under partial lockdown after the outbreak. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters
Street-view after Wuhan government announced to ban non-essential vehicles in downtown area to contain the coronavirus outbreak, in Wuhan, Hubei province. Photograph: China Daily via Reuters
A security guard closes a gate at the Sihui Long Distance Bus Station in Beijing after the city has stopped inter-province buses services. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters
A man wearing a face mask looks at his cellphone as he walks at a metro station in Beijing. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters
Police stand at a roadblock at a bridge crossing the Yangtze River to Hubei province in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters
Men sit in a deserted restaurant street that normally caters for tourists in a village outside Donglin Temple that is under lockdown in Jiujiang. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters