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‘Just Let My Daughter Go Past’: Mother In China Pleads For Passage At Coronavirus Barricade

A mother pleaded with police to let her cancer-diagnosed daughter cross a checkpoint set up to prevent the spread of a coronavirus in China. Lu Yuejin, 50, from a village in Hubei province wished for her 26-year-old daughter, Hu Ping, to cross the Jiujiang Yangtze River Bridge on Feb. 1 to get treatment in China’s Jiangxi province, Reuters reported. “My ...

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CDC Confirms Wuhan Coronavirus Case In Chicago As China Locks Down Travel In More Cities

Health officials confirmed a second U.S. case of a coronavirus as China locked down more cities near the epicenter of the outbreak Friday. An unidentified patient in Illinois has the respiratory illness, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday. The Chicago woman in her 60s came home from a trip in Wuhan, China, on Jan. 13. Today, ...

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China’s Birthrate Dropped To Historic Low In 2019

The birthrate in China hit its lowest point in 70 years during 2019. The country’s population climbed to over 1.4 billion for the first time while the birthrate fell to 10.48 babies per 1,000 people, the National Bureau of Statistics said Friday. “The lesson from other East Asian countries is that once the birth rate declines, it’s hard to get ...

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