Proposed Hong Kong virus quarantine building firebombed: police

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Proposed Hong Kong virus quarantine building firebombed: police

Sunday, January 26, 2020

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HONG KONG, China (AFP) — Protesters threw petrol bombs Sunday night at an empty public housing complex in Hong Kong that had been earmarked to become a temporary quarantine zone, police said, as the city battles an outbreak of the SARS-like Novel Coronavirus.

"These destructive acts have posed a grave threat to the safety of people at scene," police said in a statement.

An AFP photographer on scene saw fierce flames coming from the entrance of two apartment blocks before firefighters got the blaze under control.

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