Shenzhen is one of two cities in Guangdong province to pass laws giving the authorities powers to requisition private property. Photo: Shutterstock
Shenzhen is one of two cities in Guangdong province to pass laws giving the authorities powers to requisition private property. Photo: Shutterstock

Two of China’s biggest cities given power to seize private property to help stop spread of coronavirus

  • Shenzhen and Guangzhou introduce laws to requisition buildings and equipment to curb spread of disease
  • Guangdong province, which has been the worst affected area outside Hubei, also passes legislation to ban wildlife trade, which has been linked to the outbreak

Shenzhen is one of two cities in Guangdong province to pass laws giving the authorities powers to requisition private property. Photo: Shutterstock
Shenzhen is one of two cities in Guangdong province to pass laws giving the authorities powers to requisition private property. Photo: Shutterstock
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