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Coronavirus clusters at Beijing hospitals ignite new fears

Spread of COVID-19 to capital comes as millions head back to work

Reports of new infections in Beijing have sparked fears over the capital's exposure to the deadly novel coronavirus, especially as millions of people head back to work after an extended holiday.

New confirmed cases have led to large-scale quarantines in at least two hospitals in downtown Beijing, with many potential contacts yet to be traced, according to a city government news briefing on Thursday.

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