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Coronavirus: China mourns thousands of ‘martyrs’

WorldNews Saturday, 4 April 2020
Coronavirus: China mourns thousands of ‘martyrs’China on Saturday mourned the thousands of “martyrs” who have died in the coronavirus outbreak, flying the national flag at half mast throughout the country and suspending all forms of entertainment. The day of mourning coincided with the start of the annual Qingming tomb-sweeping festival, when millions of Chinese families pay respects to their ancestors. At 10 am Beijing time (2am Irish time), the country observed three minutes of silence to mourn those who died, including frontline medical workers and doctors. Cars, trains and ships sounded their horns and air raid sirens wailed. In Zhongnanhai, the seat of...
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News video: China Holds 3-Minute Silence To Mourn Those Lost To Coronavirus

China Holds 3-Minute Silence To Mourn Those Lost To Coronavirus 01:45

CHINA — To mourn those who succumbed to the Coronavirus, China's 1.38 billion people stood silently on Saturday morning to the tune of cars, trains, and ships sounding their horns for three minutes. The three minutes of silence symbolically occurred on the Qingming Festival or Tomb Sweeping Day...

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