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    Friday Apr 3, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Qingming Festival of 2020

    Friday Apr 3, 2020

    On 3 April, the Chinese government declared 4 April, the Qingming Festival of 2020, a national day of mourning for those who lost their lives in the coronavirus pandemic. At 10 a.m., people were asked to observe three minutes of silence while sirens and vehicle horns blasted out. Chinese flags were flown at half-mast across the country and at embassies overseas. All public entertainment was halted for the day.