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CGTN America 13 Feb 2020

Bebe Jacobs describes being locked out of China during outbreak

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CGTN's Asieh Namdar spoke with Bebe Jacobs, a stranded resident of Shanghai, whose locked of China during the outbreak


Hundreds of foreign nationals are being evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. Japan has begun repatriating its citizens, and the US and South Korea are working to move their citizens out of China. More cases of the virus have been confirmed in China. The death toll has risen to over 130. Australia says its citizens who are being brought home from China will be quarantined offshore on Christmas Island at first. Some airlines, including British Airways, have suspended all flights to and from China. In Germany, three new cases have been reported. Meanwhile, scientists are working feverishly to develop a vaccine.
China is taking desperate measures to try to contain the coronavirus.
Cities are in lockdown, including Wuhan where the outbreak originated. Shops and businesses are closed. And millions of people are banned from travelling.
The government has stopped its citizens joining overseas tour groups in an attempt to prevent the virus spreading abroad…but it already has, with a number of countries, including Thailand, Germany, Japan, and the United States reporting confirmed cases.
So what price is China paying for the coronavirus outbreak?
And what will the impact be on the global economy?

Presenter:
Halla Mohieddeen

Guests:
Einar Tangen, Investment banker and political analyst.
Rajiv Biswas, Asia Pacific Chief Economist for the risk consultancy I-H-S Markit.
Gareth Leather, senior economist specializing in emerging markets at Capital Economics.
Russia says it will stop Chinese citizens from entering the country, in an effort to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
The move comes as China's government maintains a close focus on fighting the virus in Hubei province.
But staff and resources are short, and restrictions on movement are being tightened.
Al Jazeera's Katrina Yu reports from Beijing.
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