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Countries in and around China’s “Belt and Road” trade routes in Central and South Asia are taking steps to protect themselves from the spread of the coronavirus. Pakistan has halted all flights to and from China, Kazakhstan has closed a flagship border free-trade zone, and Tajikistan is screening arrivals with thermal scanners.