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China Accused of Covering up Severity of Wuhan Killer Virus

Health workers in masks exit a Hong Kong quarantine center for suspected victims of the Wuhan virus. (Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 23 January 2020 02:33 PM

The spiraling number of Wuhan virus cases is triggering growing questions about the Chinese government's handling of the outbreak, including whether it downplayed the scope of the threat until it was too late to readily contain it. 

Twenty-six people have died from the disease, and 830 cases have been diagnosed. Early symptoms are similar to the flu, with the youngest victim to date said to be just 36 years old. 

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Thursday, 23 January 2020 02:33 PM
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