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In Depth: How Shanghai showed China how to deal with coronavirus

Vital transport hub learned valuable lessons from SARS outbreak in 2003

Shanghai has so far been spared a major outbreak of the coronavirus, but is still under pressure as migrant workers return and businesses reopen.   © Reuters

Shanghai was once considered a Chinese city especially vulnerable to the new coronavirus, due to its status as a transportation hub and its close economic ties with central China's Hubei Province, epicenter of the deadly outbreak.

However, the megacity of 30 million people has done better than most at managing the outbreak. As of Feb. 27, it reported 337 infections and three deaths, without a single case of unknown origin.

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