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BBC News 11 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Some workplaces in Wuhan to re-open


Some industries in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the outbreak emerged late last year, will resume, the provincial government has said.

The notice said key sectors such as public transport, medical supplies, and producers of daily necessities, will be allowed to return to work.

Other industries that impact national or global supply chains can also resume - with permission from relevant authorities.

The number of new infections have been decreasing by the day in China and the country is now tightening travel restrictions to try and prevent imported cases.

The latest restriction is that all international arrivals in the capital Beijing will have to be quarantined for two weeks, a city official has said.

Previously this measure only applied to people from the hardest-hit countries outside China - including South Korea, Iran, Italy and Japan.


U.S. President Donald Trump reiterated Tuesday during a coronavirus task force briefing that he would like to re-open the country for business by Easter.
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Over the past few weeks countries across the world have been evacuating their citizens from Wuhan - the Chinese city at the centre of the Coronavirus outbreak.
But Pakistan - which has close economic and political ties to China - has decided not to. The decision has caused anger amongst the relatives of the approximately 500 Pakistani university students living in the city. Secunder Kermani reports from Islamabad.
There are 11 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the U.S. currently, and in Riverside, Calif., an infant has been hospitalized with a fever out of an abundance of caution.

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