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Coronavirus

China's imported coronavirus cases jump as students, expats flock home

Returnees from Europe and US bring total cases up to 269, official report says

A police officer in a protective suit keeps watch on inbound travelers at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China, on March 20.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) -- China reported a record rise in imported coronavirus cases on Friday as expatriates returned home from the United States and Europe, sparking fears of a second wave of infections just as the country recovers from the initial outbreak.

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