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NBC News 23 Jan 2020

Chinese Cities On Lockdown Over Fears Of Deadly Coronavirus

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Around 25 million people are effectively quarantined in the city of Wuhan, China and surrounding towns. Authorities are screening for sick passengers at airports to contain the outbreak, which has killed 18 and sickened more than 600.


The whole of Italy is being put on lockdown as the country tries to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
Fears of a global coronavirus outbreak caused stock markets to slide for the sixth straight day, with the Dow Jones posting its worst point drop ever.
In an unprecedented and potentially legally fraught move, all of Italy and its 60 million residents have been placed under lockdown, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced, part of a raft of sweeping quarantine measures intended to contain the outbreak. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
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As the Philippines grapples with its first death in the country from coronavirus, some in the Chinese-Filipino community say they fear they are being discriminated against.
This follows reports of anti-Chinese comments on social media and officials issuing memos to isolate the community.
But others say these moves are necessary to stop the spread of the virus.

Al Jazeera's Barnaby Lo reports from Manila.

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