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China President vows to defeat Coronavirus

Chinese President Xi Jingping vowed the country will conquer the fight against coronavirus outbreak that has killed 132 people and sickened thousands in China and around the globe.

President Xi made the vow during his meeting Tuesday in Beijing with Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of the World Health Organization, according to state-run news outlets. Xi was quoted telling Ghebreyesus “we cannot let this devil hide.”

Chinese health authorities announced 26 more deaths Tuesday, including the first fatality reported in the capital city of Beijing. The total number of confirmed cases in China now stands at well more than 5,974.

People wearing face masks walk down a deserted street in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Jan. 28, 2020.

Authorities have imposed a virtual quarantine on the central city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus, banning people from traveling in and out of the city. Several other cities in Hubei province, of which Wuhan is the capital, are facing heavy restrictions on movement. Wuhan is racing to complete two new field hospitals to treat the growing number of patients.

Japan and the United States are among several countries that are evacuating or considering evacuating their citizens from Wuhan.


(Source: VOA News)


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