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China locks down city near North Korean border due to infections

BEIJING (Reuters) — Chinese authorities reported on Sunday what could be the beginning of a new wave of coronavirus cases in northeast China, with one city in Jilin province being reclassified as high-risk, the top of a three-tier zoning system.

Jilin officials raised the risk level of the city of Shulan to high from medium, having hoisted it to medium from low just the day before after one woman tested positive on May 7.

Eleven new cases in Shulan were confirmed on May 9, all of them members of her family or people who came into contact with her or

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Toyota to halt Indonesia production as Jakarta locks down

JAKARTA — Toyota Motor will temporarily shut down production in Indonesia, Nikkei learned Thursday, with the government ordering a partial lockdown in the capital to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Toyota will halt operations from Monday through April 17. Toyota subsidiary Daihatsu Motor is to suspend production for eight days starting Friday.

Toyota’s annual output capacity in the country totals 250,000 vehicles, and Daihatsu is capable of turning out 530,000 units. With Japanese automakers in the region taking similar action, the bulk of their Southeast Asian production will be suspended.

Jakarta’s special capital region, a provincial-level area, will

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