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China Bought Time With Quarantine; Russian Borders: Virus Update

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WATCH: China said there were 1,807 new cases of coronavirus and 93 deaths in Hubei Monday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to nearly 60,000. (Source: Bloomberg)
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China’s strict quarantine likely bought the rest of the world several weeks to prepare for the virus, according to the World Health Organization. Hubei, the Chinese province at epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, said it plans to use recent purchases of medicines to look for unidentified patients.

Russia said it would bar Chinese citizens from entering the country starting Feb. 20. China’s commerce ministry said it would take steps to blunt the impact of the virus.