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China’s Cities Lock Up Residents to Prevent Spread of Virus

  • Local governments enact web of rules restricting movement
  • Companies face demanding applications to restart work
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Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Tops 43,000 Worldwide
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After one of Tom Hong’s neighbors was diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus, local officials in the southern Chinese city of Fuzhou where he lives chained the gates of his housing compound shut and barred all residents from leaving.