Beijing quarantines returning residents as China struggles to pick up economy

Customers are seen at the vegetable section of a supermarket in Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, in Hubei province, China February 14, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

BEIJING (Reuters) – People returning to the Chinese capital Beijing from extended holidays on Friday were ordered to undergo a 14-day self-quarantine to help prevent spread of the new coronavirus, as hard-hit Hubei province reported more than 2,400 new cases. The official Beijing Daily newspaper said people failing to obey would be punished but it […]

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