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Wuhan lockdown and virus fears push Chinese to change travel plans

Many are staying put for Lunar New Year or going to different destinations

A masked worker monitors thermal scanners that measure the body temperature of passengers at a security check in Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan, China, on Tuesday.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- On hearing the news that Wuhan was to be placed on lockdown from Thursday morning, Angela Xie tried in vain to get out of the central Chinese city.

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