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Covid situation comes to a head

Streets and parks in Shijiazhuang are disinfected.

After Beijing’s Chinese schools were already closed this week, international schools will follow next week. The measure was decided after the British mutant of the coronavirus was discovered among about a dozen cases in Daxing, a district in south Beijing. This virus is considered much more contagious. The variant called B.1.1.7 was first found in England in September.

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