The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have urged any British travellers still in Hubei to make plans to leave the area as soon as possible.
A public holiday to celebrate the Chinese New Year has been extended in an attempt to curb the illness’ spread, and travel around Hubei Province has been restricted.
Shanghai Disneyland, including Walt Disney Grand Theatre and Wishing Star Park, has been closed indefinitely as a “precautionary measure”.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has said it is working to help British people trapped in the lockdown to leave the area.
“We continue to monitor developments closely and are in close touch with the Chinese authorities. The safety and security of British nationals is always our primary concern,” it said.
“The FCO advise against all travel to Hubei Province. If you are in this area and able to leave, you should do so.”
Symptoms include a runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever and a general feeling of being unwell.