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  • now China, where the Corona virus pandemic began, has come to a standstill Saturday for three minutes to remember those who died of the illness.

  • People across the country stopped and bowed their heads from all the victims.

  • Sirens and horns sounded.

  • Steve McDonnell reports from Beijing.

  • Right across China, flags are at half mast.

  • Today is a special day for remembering Those have gone before us a traditional festival but 20 twenties tomb sweeping day in China has taken on special significance.

  • It's being declared a national day of mourning to remember those who died from the Corona virus 10 oclock local time.

  • People stopped what they were doing.

  • Car stopped driving and it was sounding the horns and their cause sirens.

  • Another alarms also went off right across the country.

  • This nation is where the global Corona virus emergency started, and people here have bean living it for months.

  • Officially, more than 3300 people in China have died from this highly contagious disease.

  • We don't know really how many more may have died from it, because some analysts say that it's possible people have actually died from the virus, but being instead recorded as having died from other causes.

  • Pneumonia and the life, by the way, from the country's top leaders down to people just been walking in the street.

  • It was a time to pause and to remember those who died from this disease and also are supposed to be thankful that this emergency hasn't bean even worse in the country where it all began.

  • Steve Macdonald in Beijing.

now China, where the Corona virus pandemic began, has come to a standstill Saturday for three minutes to remember those who died of the illness.

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