Uighurs in exile fear spread of coronavirus in China's internment camps

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Relatives of detainees worry that conditions in the camps could spell disaster if the virus takes hold

Members of China’s Uighur minority living in exile are sounding the alarm over the risk of the coronavirus spreading in camps inside the country, where it is believed up to a million people are being detained.

So far, official figures released by Chinese state media give no major cause for concern in the north-eastern region of Xinjiang that is home to the Uighurs, a Muslim minority who speak a Turkic language.

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