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'Chill out' and tomb sweep at home, Taiwan says amid coronavirus fears

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TAIPEI: Taiwan is promoting a "chill-out" approach to next week's important tomb-sweeping festival, telling people they should stay home as much as possible and make their offerings online, a novel step in its coronavirus-control measures. 

The tomb-sweeping, or Qingming, festival is one of the most important dates in the traditional lunar calendar, when people go to cemeteries to make offerings to their ancestors and ensure the graves are properly tended.

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