The coronavirus in Hong Kong

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A man is shown holding a child, both wearing face masks, and shown through the window of a train.

Passengers wear face masks in a Hong Kong bound train at Lo Wu MTR station, before the closing of the Lo Wu border following the coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong, Feb. 3, 2020.

Tyrone Siu/Reuters

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