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Coronavirus

China's rush to quell Beijing outbreak underscores political stakes

Xi leadership grapples with cluster of new coronavirus infections tied to food market

The Xinfadi wholesale market in Beijing was locked down Saturday, after suspicions arose about a cluster of coronavirus cases apparently linked to the facility.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- Public security vehicles packed the area around the largest wholesale fresh food market in Beijing on Monday morning, an area seen as the source of a fresh cluster of coronavirus cases.

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