The city has a population of 11 million and is at the center of key air and rail routes. The ban comes as the virus’s death toll increased to 17 and during the busiest travel period of the year in China.
More than half a dozen statehouses are considering bills that would penalize medical professionals — and, in at least one case, parents — who give young people access to puberty-blocking medicines and other treatments.
The rules sought by the Department of Transportation narrow the definition of service animal to dogs that have received individualized training to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. The proliferation of animals has led to conflict and sometimes injury.