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Hong Kong COVID-19 Patient Becomes Reinfected; Reports of Brutal Repression in Xinjiang Pandemic Response

HeadlineAug 25, 2020

In international news, scientists in Hong Kong say they have identified their first case of “reinfection” after a recovered COVID-19 patient contracted the virus again four-and-a-half months after his first infection.

Meanwhile, in Xinjiang, China, reports have emerged of people being handcuffed to buildings and being ordered to stay inside for weeks on end as part of the repressive measures taken to contain the coronavirus — despite official numbers going down. China has been accused of “demographic genocide” in Xinjiang for its mass imprisonment and repression of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities.

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