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China's empty streets amid coronavirus fears

A police officer wears a mask as he walks in front of the Oriental Pearl Tower in Lujiazui financial district in Pudong, Shanghai, China, February 5. REUTERS/Aly Song

A police officer wears a mask as he walks in front of the Oriental Pearl Tower in Lujiazui financial district in Pudong, Shanghai, China, February 5. REUTERS/Aly Song

A police officer wears a mask as he walks in front of the Oriental Pearl Tower in Lujiazui financial district in Pudong, Shanghai, China, February 5. REUTERS/Aly Song
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A Meituan deliveryman wearing a face mask rides an escalator inside a shopping mall in Beijing, China, February 12.   REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

A Meituan deliveryman wearing a face mask rides an escalator inside a shopping mall in Beijing, China, February 12. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

A Meituan deliveryman wearing a face mask rides an escalator inside a shopping mall in Beijing, China, February 12. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang
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A woman wearing a face mask walks at the Zhongguancun Software Park, in the morning after the extended Lunar New Year holiday in Beijing, China, February 10. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

A woman wearing a face mask walks at the Zhongguancun Software Park, in the morning after the extended Lunar New Year holiday in Beijing, China, February 10. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

A woman wearing a face mask walks at the Zhongguancun Software Park, in the morning after the extended Lunar New Year holiday in Beijing, China, February 10. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang
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A closed basketball court is seen near a park in downtown Shanghai, China, February 6. REUTERS/Aly Song

A closed basketball court is seen near a park in downtown Shanghai, China, February 6. REUTERS/Aly Song

A closed basketball court is seen near a park in downtown Shanghai, China, February 6. REUTERS/Aly Song
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A man wearing a face mask stands next to a newsstand and a bus stop in Beijing, China, February 8. REUTERS/Stringer

A man wearing a face mask stands next to a newsstand and a bus stop in Beijing, China, February 8. REUTERS/Stringer

A man wearing a face mask stands next to a newsstand and a bus stop in Beijing, China, February 8. REUTERS/Stringer
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A deliveryman rides on a street at Sanlitun area in Beijing, February 7.    REUTERS/Jason Lee

A deliveryman rides on a street at Sanlitun area in Beijing, February 7. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A deliveryman rides on a street at Sanlitun area in Beijing, February 7. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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A girl skates on an ice rink at a shopping mall in Beijing, China, February 8. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A girl skates on an ice rink at a shopping mall in Beijing, China, February 8. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A girl skates on an ice rink at a shopping mall in Beijing, China, February 8. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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People walk through Jianguomen subway station in Beijing, China, February 3.   REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

People walk through Jianguomen subway station in Beijing, China, February 3. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

People walk through Jianguomen subway station in Beijing, China, February 3. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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A woman walks outside a Nike store at a shopping area in Beijing, China, February 7. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A woman walks outside a Nike store at a shopping area in Beijing, China, February 7. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A woman walks outside a Nike store at a shopping area in Beijing, China, February 7. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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A man wearing a face mask rides an escalator inside a shopping mall in Beijing, China, February 12. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

A man wearing a face mask rides an escalator inside a shopping mall in Beijing, China, February 12. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

A man wearing a face mask rides an escalator inside a shopping mall in Beijing, China, February 12. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang
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A view of a street in Shanghai, China, February 4. REUTERS/Aly Song

A view of a street in Shanghai, China, February 4. REUTERS/Aly Song

A view of a street in Shanghai, China, February 4. REUTERS/Aly Song
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People wearing face masks walk at a shopping mall in Beijing, China, February 4. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia

People wearing face masks walk at a shopping mall in Beijing, China, February 4. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia

People wearing face masks walk at a shopping mall in Beijing, China, February 4. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia
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A man wears a face mask as he practices calligraphy on the  pavement in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, China, February 3.    REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A man wears a face mask as he practices calligraphy on the pavement in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, China, February 3. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A man wears a face mask as he practices calligraphy on the pavement in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, China, February 3. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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The head of the local neighborhood committee Huang Jianhua carries a loudspeaker playing a warning message about the coronavirus as he walks through a residential area, in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, China, February 4. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

The head of the local neighborhood committee Huang Jianhua carries a loudspeaker playing a warning message about the coronavirus as he walks through a residential area, in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, China, February 4. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

The head of the local neighborhood committee Huang Jianhua carries a loudspeaker playing a warning message about the coronavirus as he walks through a residential area, in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, China, February 4. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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People wearing masks are seen at a shopping area in Shanghai, China, February 4. REUTERS/Aly Song

People wearing masks are seen at a shopping area in Shanghai, China, February 4. REUTERS/Aly Song

People wearing masks are seen at a shopping area in Shanghai, China, February 4. REUTERS/Aly Song
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A man who arrived from Hubei province talks with police at a checkpoint at the Jiujiang Yangtze River Bridge in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, China, February 4. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A man who arrived from Hubei province talks with police at a checkpoint at the Jiujiang Yangtze River Bridge in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, China, February 4. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A man who arrived from Hubei province talks with police at a checkpoint at the Jiujiang Yangtze River Bridge in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, China, February 4. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A man wearing a mask walks through closed stores in Shanghai, China, February 4. REUTERS/Aly Song

A man wearing a mask walks through closed stores in Shanghai, China, February 4. REUTERS/Aly Song

A man wearing a mask walks through closed stores in Shanghai, China, February 4. REUTERS/Aly Song
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A view of the Lujiazui financial district in Pudong, Shanghai,  February 3.    REUTERS/Aly Song

A view of the Lujiazui financial district in Pudong, Shanghai, February 3. REUTERS/Aly Song

A view of the Lujiazui financial district in Pudong, Shanghai, February 3. REUTERS/Aly Song
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A woman wearing a mask is seen at Lujiazui financial district in Pudong, Shanghai, February 3. REUTERS/Aly Song

A woman wearing a mask is seen at Lujiazui financial district in Pudong, Shanghai, February 3. REUTERS/Aly Song

A woman wearing a mask is seen at Lujiazui financial district in Pudong, Shanghai, February 3. REUTERS/Aly Song
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A man arriving from Hubei province approaches a checkpoint at the Jiujiang Yangtze River Bridge in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, January 31.     REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A man arriving from Hubei province approaches a checkpoint at the Jiujiang Yangtze River Bridge in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, January 31. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A man arriving from Hubei province approaches a checkpoint at the Jiujiang Yangtze River Bridge in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, January 31. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A view of a street in Wuhan after the city's government announced a ban on non-essential vehicles in the downtown area to contain the coronavirus outbreak, in Wuhan, China, January 26.     China Daily via REUTERS

A view of a street in Wuhan after the city's government announced a ban on non-essential vehicles in the downtown area to contain the coronavirus outbreak, in Wuhan, China, January 26. China Daily via REUTERS

A view of a street in Wuhan after the city's government announced a ban on non-essential vehicles in the downtown area to contain the coronavirus outbreak, in Wuhan, China, January 26. China Daily via REUTERS
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A general view shows the Lujiazui financial district in Pudong, Shanghai, February 3.   REUTERS/Aly Song

A general view shows the Lujiazui financial district in Pudong, Shanghai, February 3. REUTERS/Aly Song

A general view shows the Lujiazui financial district in Pudong, Shanghai, February 3. REUTERS/Aly Song
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The Wuhan Yangtze River Tunnel is blocked with a barrier amid the city's lockdown, in Wuhan, January 25.    China Daily via REUTERS

The Wuhan Yangtze River Tunnel is blocked with a barrier amid the city's lockdown, in Wuhan, January 25. China Daily via REUTERS

The Wuhan Yangtze River Tunnel is blocked with a barrier amid the city's lockdown, in Wuhan, January 25. China Daily via REUTERS
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People wearing masks are seen at Lujiazui financial district in Pudong, Shanghai, February 3. REUTERS/Aly Song

People wearing masks are seen at Lujiazui financial district in Pudong, Shanghai, February 3. REUTERS/Aly Song

People wearing masks are seen at Lujiazui financial district in Pudong, Shanghai, February 3. REUTERS/Aly Song
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An empty street is seen in Yueyang, Hunan Province, near the border to Hubei Province, which is under partial lockdown, January 28.    REUTERS/Thomas Peter

An empty street is seen in Yueyang, Hunan Province, near the border to Hubei Province, which is under partial lockdown, January 28. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

An empty street is seen in Yueyang, Hunan Province, near the border to Hubei Province, which is under partial lockdown, January 28. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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