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Second Chinese movie to premiere online after virus outbreak

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  • The film "Enter the Fat Dragon" will premiere via video streaming on Saturday, makers China iQiyi Inc said on Friday.
  • Plans for the film's premiere in cinemas were affected by the outbreak of a new coronavirus in China.

Customers queue to buy facial masks to prevent an outbreak of a new coronavirus, in Hong Kong, China January 28, 2020.
Tyrone Siu | Reuters

The film "Enter the Fat Dragon" will premiere via video streaming on Saturday, makers China iQiyi Inc said on Friday, after plans for the film's premiere in cinemas were affected by the outbreak of a new coronavirus in China.

It will be the second film to debut online because of the outbreak following Huanxi Media Group's decision to premiere "Lost in Russia" on Bytedance's online platforms.

That decision drew protests from Chinese cinemas and film studios.