Virus rules tightened in province near Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese health authorities said scores more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Hebei province bordering on the capital Beijing. The outbreak focussed on the Hebei cities of Shijiazhuang and Xingtai is one of China’s most serious in recent months and comes amid measures to curb the further spread during next month’s Lunar New Year holiday. Authorities have called on citizens not to travel, ordered schools closed a week early and conducted testing on a massive scale. More details in Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin.