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China mourns thousands who died from coronavirus

Country fly flags half mast and suspends all forms of entertainment

Chinese leaders stand in silence during the national mourning in Beijing on Saturday.   © Reuters

BEIJING/WUHAN, China (Reuters) -- China on Saturday mourned the thousands of "martyrs" who have died in the coronavirus outbreak, flying the national flag at half mast across the country and suspending all forms of entertainment.

The day of mourning coincided with the start of the annual Qingming tomb-sweeping festival, when millions of Chinese families pay respects to their ancestors.

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