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Al Jazeera 14 Feb 2020

China: Millions of people quarantined to check coronavirus spread

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Millions of people have been ordered to stay at home as the Chinese government tries to stop the spread of the virus.
Journalists are restricted from travelling there, but Al Jazeera obtained exclusive pictures from one of the residents trapped there.
Al Jazeera's Katrina Yu reports from Beijing, China.


Four people who were aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise are being evaluated for possible coronavirus infections in Newark, New Jersey, while 11 Americans quarantined on another cruise ship off the coast of Japan have tested positive for the virus. Meanwhile, the doctor who helped sound the alarm on the virus died from the illness as confirmed cases now number more than 31,000 with more than 600 dead in China. VOA correspondent Mariama Diallo reports.
As a new virus spreads within and outside of China, health officials are scrambling to contain it, but the virus is so new, not much is known about it. VOA's Carol Pearson tells us what we do know about the coronavirus.
As a new virus spreads within and outside of China, health officials are scrambling to contain it, but the virus is so new, not much is known about it. VOA's Carol Pearson tells us what we do know about the coronavirus
China is expanding its unprecedented efforts to contain a deadly new coronavirus, imposing travel restrictions on tens of millions of people. The epicenter of the outbreak is the city of Wuhan, in Hubei province but it has now spread to at least 10 cities, all of them on lockdown. It comes as China heads into it Lunar New Year, when millions of people travel to take part in celebrations. Many of those events have now been canceled. With more than 800 infections reported, and over 25 deaths, authorities aren't taking any chances.

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