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Wuhan Virus Lockdown Casts Cloud Over Industry & Tech Hub

  • GDP of $213 billion in 2018 was bigger than New Zealand
  • City now in lockdown as China battles a new SARS-like virus
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China Locks Down 30 Million People as Anger Grows Over Virus
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Wuhan’s status as a transport and manufacturing hub have fueled its economic rise and drawn comparisons with Chicago’s role as a pivotal city in the center of a giant economy.

Now, the fallout from its lockdown to contain the spread of a new SARS-like virus is set to be amplified if logistics networks and the auto industry are interrupted across the city of about 11 million people.