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Coronavirus: In Alibaba's hometown, a grim message:'Don't go out'

Updated : February 05, 2020 07:28 PM IST

Hangzhou is famous for being where tech tycoon Jack Ma founded his online shopping business in an apartment two decades ago, a one hour journey on a bullet train from Shanghai.
But as large parts of China come to a standstill in a bid to end the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus, green fences and "no entry" signs blocked streets near the headquarters of one of the world's most valuable companies.
Alibaba's headquarters are inside one of three Hangzhou districts where some three million people were told this week that only one person per household would be allowed outside every two days, to buy necessities.
Coronavirus: In Alibaba's hometown, a grim message:'Don't go out'

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