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China sends in top investigators after coronavirus erupts in jails

Beijing has deployed a team from China’s top law enforcement body to investigate how a coronavirus outbreak erupted in the country’s cramped prison system.Ministry of Justice officials said on Friday that 505 prisoners in five prisons in three provinces had contracted the virus, which has so far sickened almost 80,000 people and killed more than 2,000 people, mostly in China.“With a heavy heart and sense of responsibility, I am reporting to you that as of February 20, five prisons in Hubei,…

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