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China Locks Down 40 Million People as Anger Grows Over Virus

  • Beijing suspends package-tour sales in effort to slow spread
  • Death toll rises to 25, with a victim as young as 36 years old
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China is struggling to contain rising public anger over its response to a spreading coronavirus even as it took unprecedented steps to slow the outbreak, restricting travel for 40 million people on the eve of Lunar New Year.

The government ordered travel agencies to suspend sales of domestic and international package tours after imposing transport curbs on cities near the center of the outbreak.