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Virus dampens Lunar New Year in China

A security officer in a protective mask checks the temperature of a passenger following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, at an expressway toll station on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Xianning, a city bordering Wuhan to the north, Hubei province, China January 24, 2020. China shut part of the Great Wall and suspended public transport in 10 cities, stranding millions of people at the start of the Lunar New Year holiday on Friday as authorities rush to contain a virus that has killed 26 people and infected more than 800. REUTERS/Martin Pollard

A security officer in a protective mask checks the temperature of a passenger following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, at an expressway toll station on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Xianning, a city bordering Wuhan to the...more

A security officer in a protective mask checks the temperature of a passenger following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, at an expressway toll station on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Xianning, a city bordering Wuhan to the north, Hubei province, China January 24, 2020. China shut part of the Great Wall and suspended public transport in 10 cities, stranding millions of people at the start of the Lunar New Year holiday on Friday as authorities rush to contain a virus that has killed 26 people and infected more than 800. REUTERS/Martin Pollard
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People line up outside a drugstore to buy masks in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the new coronavirus an "emergency in China" but stopped short of declaring it of international concern. REUTERS/Aly Song

People line up outside a drugstore to buy masks in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the new coronavirus an "emergency in China" but stopped short of declaring it of international concern. REUTERS/Aly...more

People line up outside a drugstore to buy masks in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the new coronavirus an "emergency in China" but stopped short of declaring it of international concern. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Police officers wearing masks check the boot of a car for smuggled wild animals following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, at an expressway toll station on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Xianning, a city bordering Wuhan to the north, Hubei province, China January 24, 2020. While restrictions on travel and gatherings have already been imposed to curb the outbreak, China will take stricter and more targeted measures, state television reported citing a State Council meeting on Friday, but gave no further details. REUTERS/Martin Pollard

Police officers wearing masks check the boot of a car for smuggled wild animals following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, at an expressway toll station on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Xianning, a city bordering Wuhan to...more

Police officers wearing masks check the boot of a car for smuggled wild animals following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, at an expressway toll station on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Xianning, a city bordering Wuhan to the north, Hubei province, China January 24, 2020. While restrictions on travel and gatherings have already been imposed to curb the outbreak, China will take stricter and more targeted measures, state television reported citing a State Council meeting on Friday, but gave no further details. REUTERS/Martin Pollard
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Workers dismantle decorations after the temple fair for the Chinese Lunar New Year in Ditan Park was canceled in Beijing, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Workers dismantle decorations after the temple fair for the Chinese Lunar New Year in Ditan Park was canceled in Beijing, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Workers dismantle decorations after the temple fair for the Chinese Lunar New Year in Ditan Park was canceled in Beijing, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Workers in protective suits check the temperature of passengers arriving at the Xianning North Station on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Xianning, a city bordering Wuhan to the north, in Hubei province, China January 24, 2020. Most cases have been in Wuhan, where the virus is believed to have originated in a market that traded illegally in wildlife. Preliminary research suggested it crossed to humans from snakes. REUTERS/Martin Pollard

Workers in protective suits check the temperature of passengers arriving at the Xianning North Station on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Xianning, a city bordering Wuhan to the north, in Hubei province, China January 24, 2020....more

Workers in protective suits check the temperature of passengers arriving at the Xianning North Station on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Xianning, a city bordering Wuhan to the north, in Hubei province, China January 24, 2020. Most cases have been in Wuhan, where the virus is believed to have originated in a market that traded illegally in wildlife. Preliminary research suggested it crossed to humans from snakes. REUTERS/Martin Pollard
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Medical staff transfer a patient of a highly suspected case of a new coronavirus at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong, China January 22, 2020.  cnsphoto via REUTERS

Medical staff transfer a patient of a highly suspected case of a new coronavirus at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong, China January 22, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS

Medical staff transfer a patient of a highly suspected case of a new coronavirus at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong, China January 22, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS
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A visitor wearing a mask walks outside the Shanghai Disney Resort, that will be closed during the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

A visitor wearing a mask walks outside the Shanghai Disney Resort, that will be closed during the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

A visitor wearing a mask walks outside the Shanghai Disney Resort, that will be closed during the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
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A man wearing a protective mask walks at Ditan Park in Beijing, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A man wearing a protective mask walks at Ditan Park in Beijing, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A man wearing a protective mask walks at Ditan Park in Beijing, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Chinese paramilitary officers wearing masks stand guard at an entrance of the closed Hankou Railway Station after the city was locked down following the outbreak of a new coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 23, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

Chinese paramilitary officers wearing masks stand guard at an entrance of the closed Hankou Railway Station after the city was locked down following the outbreak of a new coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 23, 2020. China Daily via...more

Chinese paramilitary officers wearing masks stand guard at an entrance of the closed Hankou Railway Station after the city was locked down following the outbreak of a new coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 23, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS
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A man holding an umbrella walks past excavators at the construction site where the new hospital is being built to treat patients of a new coronavirus following the outbreak and the city s lockdown, on the outskirts of Wuhan, China January 24, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS

A man holding an umbrella walks past excavators at the construction site where the new hospital is being built to treat patients of a new coronavirus following the outbreak and the city s lockdown, on the outskirts of Wuhan, China January 24, 2020....more

A man holding an umbrella walks past excavators at the construction site where the new hospital is being built to treat patients of a new coronavirus following the outbreak and the city s lockdown, on the outskirts of Wuhan, China January 24, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS
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A security guard sits at the entrance of a closed temple in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

A security guard sits at the entrance of a closed temple in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

A security guard sits at the entrance of a closed temple in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
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A general view of the Intercontinental Hotel entrance in Wuhan, China January 24, 2020. DEN DOLBNEV via REUTERS

A general view of the Intercontinental Hotel entrance in Wuhan, China January 24, 2020. DEN DOLBNEV via REUTERS

A general view of the Intercontinental Hotel entrance in Wuhan, China January 24, 2020. DEN DOLBNEV via REUTERS
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A man wearing a mask is seen at the Nanjing Pedestrian Road, a main shopping area, in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

A man wearing a mask is seen at the Nanjing Pedestrian Road, a main shopping area, in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

A man wearing a mask is seen at the Nanjing Pedestrian Road, a main shopping area, in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Police officers wearing masks check the trunk of a car for smuggled wild animals at an expressway toll station following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, outside Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/David Stanway

Police officers wearing masks check the trunk of a car for smuggled wild animals at an expressway toll station following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, outside Wuhan, Hubei province, China...more

Police officers wearing masks check the trunk of a car for smuggled wild animals at an expressway toll station following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, outside Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/David Stanway
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People stand in front of the closed gate of Lama Temple, with a notice saying that the temple is closed for safety concerns following the outbreak of a new coronavirus on its gate, in Beijing, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

People stand in front of the closed gate of Lama Temple, with a notice saying that the temple is closed for safety concerns following the outbreak of a new coronavirus on its gate, in Beijing, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

People stand in front of the closed gate of Lama Temple, with a notice saying that the temple is closed for safety concerns following the outbreak of a new coronavirus on its gate, in Beijing, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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People wearing masks work at a hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 22, 2020. China News Service/via REUTERS TV

People wearing masks work at a hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 22, 2020. China News Service/via REUTERS TV

People wearing masks work at a hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 22, 2020. China News Service/via REUTERS TV
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A security guard wears a mask at a shopping mall in the Nanjing Pedestrian Road, a main shopping area, in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

A security guard wears a mask at a shopping mall in the Nanjing Pedestrian Road, a main shopping area, in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

A security guard wears a mask at a shopping mall in the Nanjing Pedestrian Road, a main shopping area, in Shanghai, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
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A worker sanitizes the square in front of the Hankou Railway Station, closed after the city of Wuhan was locked down following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 23, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

A worker sanitizes the square in front of the Hankou Railway Station, closed after the city of Wuhan was locked down following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 23, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

A worker sanitizes the square in front of the Hankou Railway Station, closed after the city of Wuhan was locked down following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 23, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS
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A staff member from a local sanitation and epidemic prevention team checks body temperature of a passenger in a car at a toll station in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 23, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

A staff member from a local sanitation and epidemic prevention team checks body temperature of a passenger in a car at a toll station in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 23, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

A staff member from a local sanitation and epidemic prevention team checks body temperature of a passenger in a car at a toll station in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 23, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS
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A picture released by the Central Hospital of Wuhan shows medical staff attending to patient at the The Central Hospital Of Wuhan Via Weibo in Wuhan, China on an unknown date. THE CENTRAL HOSPITAL OF WUHAN VIA WEIBO/Handout via REUTERS

A picture released by the Central Hospital of Wuhan shows medical staff attending to patient at the The Central Hospital Of Wuhan Via Weibo in Wuhan, China on an unknown date. THE CENTRAL HOSPITAL OF WUHAN VIA WEIBO/Handout via REUTERS

A picture released by the Central Hospital of Wuhan shows medical staff attending to patient at the The Central Hospital Of Wuhan Via Weibo in Wuhan, China on an unknown date. THE CENTRAL HOSPITAL OF WUHAN VIA WEIBO/Handout via REUTERS
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A man wearing a protective mask is seen on a subway in Shanghai, China January 23, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

A man wearing a protective mask is seen on a subway in Shanghai, China January 23, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

A man wearing a protective mask is seen on a subway in Shanghai, China January 23, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Officials monitor thermal scanners at a temperature monitoring station at Portas do Cerco in Macau, China, January 8, 2020. Picture taken January 8, 2020. MACAU SAR HEALTH BUREAU/Handout via REUTERS

Officials monitor thermal scanners at a temperature monitoring station at Portas do Cerco in Macau, China, January 8, 2020. Picture taken January 8, 2020. MACAU SAR HEALTH BUREAU/Handout via REUTERS

Officials monitor thermal scanners at a temperature monitoring station at Portas do Cerco in Macau, China, January 8, 2020. Picture taken January 8, 2020. MACAU SAR HEALTH BUREAU/Handout via REUTERS
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A woman leaves a pharmacy store as a notice is seen on its door that reads "masks and effervescent tablets sold out" in Shanghai, China January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

A woman leaves a pharmacy store as a notice is seen on its door that reads "masks and effervescent tablets sold out" in Shanghai, China January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

A woman leaves a pharmacy store as a notice is seen on its door that reads "masks and effervescent tablets sold out" in Shanghai, China January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Workers dismantle x-ray machines and walk-through metal detectors after the temple fair for the Chinese Lunar New Year in Ditan Park was canceled in Beijing, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Workers dismantle x-ray machines and walk-through metal detectors after the temple fair for the Chinese Lunar New Year in Ditan Park was canceled in Beijing, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Workers dismantle x-ray machines and walk-through metal detectors after the temple fair for the Chinese Lunar New Year in Ditan Park was canceled in Beijing, China January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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