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China Extends Holiday by Three Days in Bid to Battle Virus

By Kyodo News 27 January 2020

BEIJING—China said Monday it has extended the ongoing Lunar New Year holiday by three days until next Sunday in a bid to contain a new coronavirus that has stricken thousands in the country and spread overseas.

The announcement, reported by state broadcaster CCTV, comes as the death toll in China from the pneumonia-causing virus, which originated in Wuhan, Hubei Province, has risen to 80.

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