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Chinese man jailed for more than six years over medical equipment scam at height of coronavirus pandemic

A Chinese man has been jailed for more than six years over a medical equipment scam in the early days of the Covid-19 outbreak.The man from Jingzhou in Hubei province – just 200km (124 miles) from Wuhan, the initial epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak – had taken orders for thousands of masks worth 400,000 yuan (US$61,000) in one week but only delivered a fraction of the total.Chutian Metropolis Daily reported on Sunday that a county court found he had taken the orders from six people via…

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