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1 family, 4 deaths: The danger of Wuhan's home quarantine policy

A tragic reminder of how government bungled the onset of coronavirus outbreak

The deaths of four family members in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, who succumbed to the new coronavirus while self-quarantining in the same apartment, have once again raised serious questions about the policy of staying home that was imposed at the start of the epidemic.

Chang Kai, a notable director at Hubei Film Studios, died on Feb. 14 from pneumonia caused by the virus, according to an obituary published by his employer. He was 55. His father, mother, and older sister also died from the same illness between Jan. 28 and Feb. 14, Caixin learned from one of Chang's former college classmates.

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