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Beijing cancels New Year events to curb virus spread

Filed on January 24, 2020 | Last updated on January 24, 2020 at 06.10 am
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China has put on lockdown two cities at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.

China's capital city Beijing cancelled major public events including two well-known Lunar New Year temple fairs, the state-run Beijing News said on Thursday, as authorities try to curb the spread of a deadly coronavirus outbreak.

Separately, the country's railway operator, China State Railway Group, said passengers would be able to receive full refunds on tickets nationwide starting on Friday.

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