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Coronavirus: China’s new challenge – Expats and students flying home

By March 21, 2020 No Comments
Customers queueing to have their temperature taken before entering a bank in Yunmeng county, in Xiaogan city, Hubei province, on Thursday. All 39 new coronavirus cases reported in China yesterday were imported. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Customers queueing to have their temperature taken before entering a bank in Yunmeng county, in Xiaogan city, Hubei province, on Thursday. All 39 new coronavirus cases reported in China yesterday were imported. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

The Chinese health authorities yesterday reported no new local coronavirus infections for the second day in a row, with all 39 cases imported ones.

As China appears to have brought the epidemic under control, there are fears of a second wave of infections brought back by a rush of Chinese expatriates returning home in a bid to escape a global pandemic that has led to cities locking down and countries shutting their borders.

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