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China's northern Shandong province says all schools to stay closed until end-Feb

A worker produces protective face masks at a factory in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province, to support the supply of medical materials during a virus outbreak that originated from Hubei's provincial capital city of Wuhan.
CHINA-HEALTH-VIRUS A worker produces protective face masks at a factory in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province, to support the supply of medical materials during a virus outbreak that originated from Hubei's provincial capital city of Wuhan.
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China's northern Shandong province said all schools will stay closed until the end of February amid an ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the province's education bureau said in a statement on its official webite on Sunday.

The move, which applies to all types of schools, is being carried out to guarantee students' safety, the statement said. (Reporting by Winni Zhou and Dominique Patton; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)


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