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China halts travel permits for Chinese tourists going to Hong Kong

A customer walks past empty shelves at a supermarket following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, in Hong Kong, China, January 28, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Tuesday stopped issuing travel permits for Chinese tourists going to Hong Kong and Macau to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, state television reported.

Reporting by Beijing newsroom; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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