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Virus scare ahead of new Lunar Year celebration

Nicolas Asfouri, AFP

Posted at Jan 22 2020 03:24 PM

Virus scare ahead of new Lunar Year celebration

People wearing protective masks arrive at Beijing railway station to head home for the Lunar New Year on Tuesday. China has confirmed human-to-human transmission in the outbreak of a new SARS-like virus as the number of cases soared and the World Health Organization said it would consider declaring an international public health emergency.