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Xi calls situation grave as China scrambles to contain virus

Beijing – China’s leader on Saturday called the accelerating spread of a new virus a grave situation, as cities from the outbreak’s epicenter in central China to Hong Kong scrambled to contain an illness that has infected more than 1,200 people and killed 41. President Xi Jinping’s remarks, reported by state broadcaster CCTV, came at a meeting of Communist Party leaders convened on Lunar New Year – the country’s biggest holiday whose celebrations have been muted – and underlined the government’s urgent, expanding efforts to control the outbreak. Security personnel wear face masks as they stand at the gates of the Shanghai Disney Resort, which announced that it will be closed indefinitely...


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