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WUHAN VIRUS OUTBREAK

Beijing in shutdown mode as fears grip locals

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To date, the Chinese capital has 80 registered cases with one reported death from the coronavirus. A hundred "fever clinics" able to diagnose the virus have been earmarked around the city.

Beijing

DESERTED streets, quiet markets and near-empty shopping malls. Beijing's thousands of yellow-and-green taxis are nowhere to be seen these days, and those who book transport on Didi's (the Chinese equivalent of Uber) need to wait at least 20 minutes to get a vehicle.

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