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Coronavirus death toll tops 1,800 as 780 million remain on lockdown in China

Coronavirus death toll tops 1,800 as 780 million remain on lockdown in China

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  1. 780 million chinese citizens under quarantine. For <100 people infected outside Wuhan?

    These numbers make no fucking sense.

  2. >Despite the optimism expressed by Chinese officials and in state media, there are indications the authorities are not totally convinced of their success in reining in the virus.
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    >[According to analysis by CNN](https://www.cnn.com/asia/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-02-17-20-intl-hnk/h_13d55310039b7f410afb825953c3d720) of Chinese government orders, some 780 million people are still living under some form of restrictive movement, including all of Hubei, the northeastern province of Liaoning, and China’s two most important cities, Beijing and Shanghai. Restrictions include everything from self-quarantines to limits on who can come and go from neighborhoods.
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    >Some of the strictest measures can be found in four cities in Hubei province. The cities of Wuhan, Huanggang, Shiyan and Xiaogan have completely sealed off all residential complexes and communities. The use of non-essential vehicles on local roadways is also banned. Residents in each city receive daily necessities from neighborhood and community committees as they are not permitted to leave their homes.
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    >In an almost unprecedented move, the central government [announced late Monday](http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-02/18/c_138792887.htm) that it was considering postponing its annual meeting of the National People’s Congress (NPC), a gathering of the the country’s nearly 3,000 national legislators, as it continues to deal with the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak.

    Three fourths of a billion people are on lockdown for a virus that has a 2% death rate according to China. This makes it seem like those numbers aren’t accurate and there is a lot they know that they are not being forthright about.

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