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Members of the World Health Organization team including Peter Ben Embarek, left, walk down a corridor after meetings with the Chinese side in the cordoned wing of their hotel in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.

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Security personnel watch a checkpoint into the cordoned off area where a World Health Organization team is staying at a hotel in central China's Hubei province. The WHO team is investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic in the province.

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Peter Daszak of a World Health Organization team leaves in a car after a visit to the Hubei Animal Disease Control and Prevention Center in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. The WHO team is investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic has visited two disease control centers in the province.

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Peter Daszak, left, clasps hands with Peter Ben Embarek before they leave the hotel with other members of a World Health Organization team for another day of field visit in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province . The WHO team is investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic has visited two disease control centers in the province.

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Members of a World Health Organization team are seen wearing protective gear during a field visit to the Hubei Animal Disease Control and Prevention Center for another day of field visit in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. The WHO team is investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic has visited two disease control centers in the province.

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Members of the World Health Organization team prepare to leave for a fourth day of field visits from their hotel in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.

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The World Health Organization team is briefed outside of the Huanan Seafood Market on the third day of their field visit in Wuhan, China. Scientists initially suspected the coronavirus came from wild animals sold in the market. The market has since been largely ruled out but for the visiting WHO team of international researchers it could still provide hints to how the virus spread so widely.

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Ken Maeda, center, of the World Health Organization team prepares to leave for a third day of field visit in Wuhan in central China's Hubei.

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Members of the World Health Organization team chat after returning to their hotel in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. The World Health Organization team investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic visited another Wuhan hospital that had treated early COVID-19 patients on their second full day of work on Saturday.

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Members of the World Health Organization team of researchers prepare to leave on a field trip in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. The World Health Organization team of researchers emerged from their hotel Thursday for the first time since their arrival in the central Chinese city of Wuhan to start searching for clues into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Workers wave to the team of experts from the World Health Organization who ended their quarantine and prepare to leave the quarantine hotel by bus in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.

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Students attend a ceremony to kick off the new semester in Wuhan High School in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. Chinese students began a full return to regular classes following two weeks without new cases of local transmission in the country.

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Workers line up for medical workers to take swabs for the coronavirus test at a large factory in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. Wuhan have begun testing inhabitants for the coronavirus as a program to test everyone in the Chinese city of 11 million people in 10 days got underway.

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A man holds a child as they wait for a high speed train leaving for Beijing from Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. Wuhan, the city at the center of the global coronavirus epidemic, lifted a 76-day lockdown early April and allowed people to leave for destinations across China.

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A farewell ceremony is held for the last group of medical workers who came from outside Wuhan to help the city during the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. Wuhan the epicenter of China's coronavirus outbreak is coming out of more than two months of lockdown with authorities working hard to restore businesses and factories.

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Workers in full protective gear stand in a parking lot of the West Station in Beijing, China, as part of the team coordinating quarantine for incoming passengers from Wuhan. Wuhan, the city at the center of the global coronavirus epidemic, lifted a 76-day lockdown and allowed people to leave for destinations across China.

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A medical worker from China's Jilin Province reacts as she prepares to return home at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. Within hours of China lifting an 11-week lockdown on the central city of Wuhan early Wednesday, tens of thousands people had left the city by train and plane alone, according to local media reports.

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This aerial photo shows the Yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan, China. Chinese authorities ended the lockdown of Wuhan on Wednesday, allowing people to move about and leave the city for the first time in 76 days.

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Workers labor in a clean room producing masks at a production line for the Wuhan Zonsen Medical Products Co. Ltd in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.

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Workers inspect masks at a production line of the Wuhan Zonsen Medical Products Co. Ltd. in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. Chinese regulators say ventilators, masks and other supplies being exported to fight the coronavirus will be subject to quality inspections following complaints shoddy or substandard goods were being sold abroad.

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Travelers wearing face masks and suits to protect against the spread of new coronavirus walk past people holding a celebratory banner at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. Within hours of China lifting an 11-week lockdown on the central city of Wuhan early tens of thousands people had left the city by train and plane alone, according to local media reports.

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A worker assists travelers wearing face masks and suits to protect against the spread of new coronavirus at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. Within hours of China lifting an 11-week lockdown on the central city of Wuhan early tens of thousands people had left the city by train and plane alone, according to local media reports.

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Workers assemble cars at the Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd factory in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. Wuhan is a major center for heavy industry, particularly autos, and while many major plants have restarted production after a major disruption due to the coronavirus, the small and midsize businesses that employ the most people are still hurting from both a lack of workers and demand.

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Travelers wearing face masks and suits to protect against the spread of new coronavirus walk past people holding a celebratory banner at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. Within hours of China lifting an 11-week lockdown on the central city of Wuhan early Wednesday, tens of thousands people had left the city by train and plane alone, according to local media reports.

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A medical worker from China's Jilin Province, in red, embraces a colleague from Wuhan as she prepares to return home at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. Within hours of China lifting an 11-week lockdown on the central city of Wuhan early Wednesday, tens of thousands people had left the city by train and plane alone, according to local media reports.

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Travelers with their luggage walk past the Hankou railway station on the eve of its resuming outbound traffic in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. Starting Wednesday, residents of Wuhan will be allowed to once again travel in and out of the sprawling city where the coronavirus pandemic began, ending an 11-week lockdown.

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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese police officers wearing masks against new coronavirus walk past high speed trains parked a depot in Wuhan, in central China's Hubei Province. The central Chinese city of Wuhan, once the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, will resume outbound operation of passenger trains departing starting April 8, according to the local railway operator.

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Medical workers from Beijing walk near a park during a day off as the city of Wuhan slowly loosens up ahead of a lifting of the two month long lockdown in central China's Hubei province. The quarantine in the city which is the epicenter of China's coronavirus outbreak is to be formally lifted on Wednesday.

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Health workers who attended a national moment of mourning for victims of coronavirus wave to residents as they leave on a bus in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. With air raid sirens wailing and flags at half-staff, China held a three-minute nationwide moment of reflection to honor those who have died in the coronavirus outbreak, especially "martyrs" who fell while fighting what has become a global pandemic.

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People bow their heads during a national moment of mourning for victims of coronavirus at an official ceremony in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. With air raid sirens wailing and flags at half-staff, China on Saturday held a three-minute nationwide moment of reflection to honor those who have died in the coronavirus outbreak, especially "martyrs" who fell while fighting what has become a global pandemic.

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Residents get their temperature checked in Wuhan in central China's Wuhan province. Skepticism about China’s reported coronavirus cases and deaths has swirled throughout the crisis, fueled by official efforts to quash bad news in the early days and a general distrust of the government. In any country, getting a complete picture of the infections amid the fog of war is virtually impossible.

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Residents wearing masks visit a shopping street in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. China on Tuesday reported just one new death from the coronavirus and dozens of new cases, claiming that all new cases came from overseas. In Wuhan, people were ready to jump, cry and "revenge shop" as the Chinese city once at the center of the outbreak reopened.

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Workers in protective suits collect COVID-19 samples to test at a quarantine hotel in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. China on Tuesday reported just one new death from the coronavirus and just a few dozen new cases, claiming that all new cases came from overseas.

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Health workers check details of a passenger arriving from Beijing at the train station in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. Wuhan, the city at the center of China's virus outbreak, has reopened subways and long-distance train service in another step toward ending restrictions that confined millions of people to their homes. Chinese characters read "Outside Arrival Registration Area."

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In this photo, people stand in a spaced line as they wait to buy pork at the entrance gate of a closed residential community in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. Last month, Wuhan was overwhelmed with thousands of new cases of coronavirus each day. But in a dramatic development that underscores just how much the outbreak has pivoted toward Europe and the United States, Chinese authorities said that the city and its surrounding province had no new cases to report.

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, people applaud as departing medical workers enter Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. Last month, Wuhan was overwhelmed with thousands of new cases of coronavirus each day. But in a dramatic development that underscores just how much the outbreak has pivoted toward Europe and the United States, Chinese authorities said that the city and its surrounding province had no new cases to report.

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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping waves to residents who are quarantined at home as he pays a visit to a community in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. The province at the center of China's virus outbreak is allowing factories and some other businesses to reopen in a new sign Beijing believes the disease that devastated its economy is being brought under control.

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, is briefed about the Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. China's president visited the center of the global virus outbreak as Italy began a sweeping nationwide travel ban and people worldwide braced for the possibility of recession.

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Medical personnel attend to a patient in critical condition at a hospital designated for coronavirus patients in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.

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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, nurses work at an ICU ward specialised for patients infected by coronavirus in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. The fresh national figures for the disease that emerged in China in December came as the number of viral infections soared mostly in and around the southeastern city of Daegu, where they were linked to a local church and a hospital.

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This photo, shows an overview of the temporary hospital converted from an exhibition center in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. The hospital, one of the dozen of its kind built in Wuhan, hosts COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms.

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In this photo, a doctor puts on a protective suit as he prepares to check on the patients at Jinyintan Hospital designated for new coronavirus infected patients, in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.

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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, patients infected with the coronavirus take rest at a temporary hospital converted from Wuhan Sports Center in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. China reported thousands new virus cases and more deaths in its update Tuesday on a disease outbreak that has caused milder illness in most people, an assessment that promoted guarded optimism from global health authorities.

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In this photo, a nurse prepares medicines for patients at Jinyintan Hospital designated for new coronavirus infected patients, in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. China reported thousands new virus cases and more deaths in its update Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 on a disease outbreak that has caused milder illness in most people, an assessment that promoted guarded optimism from global health authorities.

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Government workers wait for patients to arrive at a tumor hospital newly designated to treat COVID-19 patients in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. The virus is thought to have infected more than 67,000 people globally and has killed at least 1,526 people, the vast majority in China, as the Chinese government announced new anti-disease measures while businesses reopen following sweeping controls that have idled much of the economy.

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese military medics arrive at the Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province. China has mobilized its military resources in its fight against the COVID-19 viral outbreak.

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A nurse tears up as she talks about the situation in Jinyintan Hospital, designated for critical COVID-19 patients, in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. China on Thursday reported 254 new deaths and a spike in virus cases of 15,152, after the hardest-hit province of Hubei applied a new classification system that broadens the scope of diagnoses for the outbreak, which has spread to more than 20 countries.

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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, doctors scan a patient's lungs at Huoshenshan temporary hospital built for patients diagnosed with coronavirus in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.

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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, workers disinfect closed shop lots following the coronavirus outbreak, in Jiang'an District of Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province.

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In this handout photo released by the Department of Foreign Affairs, flight crew wearing protective suits prepare a chartered flight for Filipinos wanting to return to the Philippines in Wuhan, China. A charter flight carrying Filipinos from Wuhan, the city at the center of the outbreak, arrived in the Philippines. The 29 adults and one infant will be quarantined for 14 days, the virus's incubation period.

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In this photo, medical workers treat patients in the isolated intensive care unit at a hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. China's virus death toll have surpassed the number of fatalities in the 2002-03 SARS epidemic, but fewer new cases were reported in a possible sign its spread might be slowing as other nations stepped up efforts to block the disease.

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Medical workers transfer a patient in the isolation ward for 2019-nCoV patients at a hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.

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A medical worker in a protective suit walks by patients who diagnosed with the coronaviruses settle at a temporary hospital which transformed from an exhibition center in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.

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A medical worker in a protective suit looks at patients who diagnosed with the coronaviruses arrive at a temporary hospital which transformed from an exhibition center in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.

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A medical worker in a protective suit writes on a tube after collecting a sample for nucleic acid tests from a suspected virus patient at a hotel being used to place people in medical isolation in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province.

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, beds are seen in a temporary hospital set up in the Hongshan Gymnasium in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. Hong Kong hospitals cut services as medical workers were striking for a second day Tuesday to demand the border with mainland China be shut completely to ward off a virus that caused its first death in the semi-autonomous territory.

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Workers arrange beds in a convention center that has been converted into a temporary hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province.

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Workers arrange beds in a convention center that has been converted into a temporary hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province.

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In this photo, funeral home workers remove the body of a person suspect to have died from a virus outbreak from a residential building in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province.

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This photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, shows construction workers at the site of the Huoshenshan temporary field hospital being built in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. China's death toll from a new virus has increased to 304 with more than 14,000 cases, amid warnings from the World Health Organization that other countries need to be prepared in the event the disease spreads among their populations.

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In this photo released by KBRI Beijing, Indonesian people wearing face masks gather at Wuhan airport in China, while waiting to depart for Indonesia. A government-chartered jet departed Jakarta Saturday to evacuate 250 Indonesian nationals from Wuhan.

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Indian nationals, stranded amid the coronavirus outbreak, board the specially-prepped Air India's B747 aircraft, in Wuhan, China. India airlifted second batch of 323 Indians Sunday from Wuhan, as the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the deadly coronavirus a global health emergency.

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Indian nationals, stranded amid the coronavirus outbreak, board the specially-prepped Air India's B747 aircraft, in Wuhan, China. India airlifted second batch of 323 Indians Sunday from Wuhan, as the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the deadly coronavirus a global health emergency.

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Construction workers labor at the site of the Huoshenshan temporary field hospital being built in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province.

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A doctor attends to a patient in an isolation ward at a hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. China counted 170 deaths from a new virus Thursday and more countries reported infections, including some spread locally, as foreign evacuees from China's worst-hit region returned home to medical observation and even isolation.

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This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

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This photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, shows construction workers at the site of the Leishenshan temporary field hospital being built in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak sparked by a new virus in China that has spread to more than a dozen countries as a global emergency after the number of cases spiked more than tenfold in a week.

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This photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, shows construction workers at the site of Huoshenshan Hospital, a temporary field hospital being built in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province.

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A government worker sprays disinfectant on a residential building in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province.

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A worker wearing a face mask sprays disinfectant along a path in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. China's death toll from a new viral disease that is causing global concern rose by 25 to at least 106 on Tuesday as the United States and other governments prepared to fly their citizens out of the locked-down city at center of the outbreak.

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, medical personnel wearing protective suits work in the department of infectious diseases at Wuhan Union Hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. Hong Kong's leader announced that all rail links to mainland China will be cut starting Friday as fears grow about the spread of a new virus.

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A Japanese chartered plane carrying evacuees from Wuhan, China, landed at Haneda international airport in Tokyo. Countries began evacuating their citizens from the Chinese city hardest-hit by an outbreak of a new virus.

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, center left talks to shoppers at a supermarket in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. China's No. 2 leader, Premier Li Keqiang, visited Wuhan to "guide epidemic prevention work," the Cabinet website said.

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This provided by Dr. Khamis Hassan Bakari of Tanzania, shows him posing for a photo in Wuhan, China. Bakari is among more than 4,000 African students in the Chinese city of 11 million people, and has been sending updates on social media about the outbreak of a new virus to the more than 400 other Tanzanian students in Wuhan, as China’s astonishing lockdown of more than 30 million people continues.

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A medical worker in protective gear walks in the street near a community health station in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. China expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection.

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a medical worker attends to a patient in the intensive care unit at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province.

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a medical worker attends to a patient in the intensive care unit at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. China expanded its lockdown against the deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushed to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims as the outbreak cast a pall over Lunar New Year, the country's biggest, most festive holiday.

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Health Officials in hazmat suits check body temperatures of passengers arriving from the city of Wuhan at the airport in Beijing, China. Nearly two decades after the disastrously-handled SARS epidemic, China’s more-open response to a new virus signals its growing confidence and a greater awareness of the pitfalls of censorship, even while the government is as authoritarian as ever.

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A box of masks imported from Japan sits inside a Yifeng Pharmacy in Wuhan, China. Pharmacies in Wuhan are restricting customers to buying one mask at a time amid high demand and worries over an outbreak of a new coronavirus.

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Staff sell masks at a Yifeng Pharmacy in Wuhan, China. Pharmacies in Wuhan are restricting customers to buying one mask at a time amid high demand and worries over an outbreak of a new coronavirus. The number of cases of the new virus has risen over 400 in China and the death toll to 9, Chinese health authorities said.

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Hospital staff wash the emergency entrance of Wuhan Medical Treatment Center, where some infected with a new virus are being treated, in Wuhan, China. The number of cases of a new coronavirus from Wuhan has risen to over 400 in China health authorities said Wednesday.

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