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All 293 lay Buddhists (together with those that traveled on the 2 buses and the others) and the 5 monks offered on the worship place and so they have been blended into massive crowds. None of the occasion individuals wore mask or any prevention through the rides and worshiping on January 19, 2020, as there was no public awareness of COVID-19 within the city at that time. Throat swabs (oropharynx and nasopharynx) were collected for all individuals involved within the outbreak and their shut contacts recognized through follow-up contact tracing. All samples had been examined by reverse transcription polymerase chain response or by viral genome sequencing. Screened individuals were categorized into noncases, suspected cases, and confirmed instances of COVID-19.

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