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A woman wearing a mask is seen as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Shanghai, China February 10, 2020.

China’s biggest cities looked like ghost towns on the first day back to work after Lunar New Year, as the deadly coronavirus continues to spread...

The New Year holidays were originally set to end on January 30, but amid the outbreak of deadly coronavirus authorities decided to extend the dates.
A composite image showing two views of Ditan Park in central Beijing, China. The left image shows a bustling celebration of the 2019 Lunar New Year, while the right shows the deserted square in 2020 after authorities canceled their event because of a coronavirus outbreak.

Photos from the Lunar New Year show how the Wuhan coronavirus turned China’s biggest party into a washout

After unprecedented quarantines were imposed throughout the country, people are prevented from traveling to see their families during the holiday.
A woman wearing a protective mask walks across the Yangtze River Bridge in Wuhan, China on Monday January 27, 2020.

5 million people left Wuhan before China quarantined the city to contain the coronavirus outbreak

The Lunar New Year, during which Chinese citizens return to their hometowns, likely played a role in the mass exodus.

It’s the Lunar New Year. Here are 21 photos that show what New Year’s celebrations look like across the globe.

New Year's looks different depending on where you are and what religious and cultural customs you follow.

10 Chinese greetings for this Rat Year, from easy to super-fancy

Wow your most sophisticated relatives to score huge red packets!
Chinese children wear protective masks as they wait to board trains at Beijing Railway station before the annual Spring Festival on January 21, 2020 in Beijing, China.

People in China are making 3 billion trips to celebrate the Lunar New Year, and it’s not going to help the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

Here's what the largest annual human migration looks like, and how the coronavirus is impacting it, in photos.
Medical staff transfer patients to Jin Yintan hospital on January 17, 2020 in Wuhan, Hubei, China.

6 people have now been killed by a mysterious coronavirus in China, with authorities saying that almost 300 people are infected

The World Health Organization is considering declaring a public-health emergency as an outbreak of coronavirus grows.
Passengers wearing masks at the waiting area for a train to Wuhan at the Beijing West Railway Station, ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, on January 20, 2020.

The spread of China’s mysterious fatal Wuhan virus is poised to get infinitely worse as the Chinese New Year travel rush begins

At least three people have died from the Wuhan virus, or 2019-nCoV. Scientists say officials aren't doing enough to spot and prevent it.

21 photos that show what New Year’s celebrations look like around the world

New Year's looks different depending on where you are and what religious and cultural customs you follow.

Trump’s combative State of the Union ‘left traders empty-handed’ — markets are mixed as investors await GM earnings, Fed

US futures were lower Wednesday morning; traders had little to digest in the State of the Union address and were awaiting new comments from the Fed.