Racism rears its ugly head as coronavirus fear grips world

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  • Thursday, 30 Jan 2020

A man walks down an almost empty Nanjing Road, usually a busy commercial street in Shanghai, China, on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. The novel coronavirus spread further, with the number of confirmed cases in China soaring to overtake the official number of infections in the country during the SARS epidemic. - Bloomberg

LONDON (Bloomberg): Airlines halt flights from China. Schools in Europe uninvite exchange students. Restaurants in South Korea turn away Chinese customers.

As a deadly virus spreads beyond China, governments, businesses and educational institutions are struggling to find the right response.

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