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Al Jazeera 29 Feb 2020

Coronavirus lockdown in China raises mental health concerns

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Strict regulations to control the spread of coronavirus in China are taking a toll on mental health as people are confined to their homes for weeks.
Health professionals say millions are struggling to cope with anxiety and fears over the future.
Those under lockdown in Wuhan, the epicentre of the virus, are particularly at risk.
Al Jazeera's Katrina Yu reports from Beijing, China.


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