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China steps up measures to contain possible widespread coronavirus outbreak


  • China is stepping up measures to contain a possible widespread coronavirus outbreak, in areas surrounding capital Beijing with Langfang city in Hebei province put under lockdown on 12 Jan. 
  • Beijing also shut highways from the neighboring province amid rising infections. 
  • In total, about 22 million people in 3 cities - Shijiazhuang, Xingtai and Langfang of Hebei Province neighboring the capital Beijing have been placed under COVID-19 lockdown as of 12 Jan.