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Beijing coronavirus outbreak: travel restricted to tackle 'extremely severe' situation

Restrictions on travel to and from Chinese capital brought in as scientist says virus may have become more contagious * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage Dozens more coronavirus cases have emerged in Beijing in an “extremely severe” outbreak that one scientist said probably involved a more contagious strain of the virus than the outbreak that hit Wuhan last year. Parts of the Chinese capital were fenced off on Monday night, with security checkpoints set up at residential compounds, and high-risk people – such as close contacts of diagnosed cases – prevented from leaving the city. Sports and entertainment sites were also closed. Continue reading...

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