Wuhan Virus, Xi Jinping

Wuhan Virus, Xi Jinping

China's Xi warns virus is 'accelerating', country facing 'grave situation'

China's Xi warns virus is 'accelerating', country facing 'grave situation'

25.1.2020

China's Xi warns virus is 'accelerating', country facing 'grave situation'

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping warned China was facing a 'grave situation' given the 'accelerating spread' of a new SARS-like virus that ...

Wuhan authorities put the city and its 11 million inhabitants under effective quarantine on Thursday - with provincial authorities in Hubei later expanding the transport ban to at least 18 cities. Advertisement Advertisement Regions far from the epidemic epicentre, such as Beijing, have also started to clamp down on the flow of people, as the death toll from the virus rises to at least 41. China on Saturday night confirmed that total cases from the outbreak have reached 1,372 cases, as of 6pm local time, according to state broadcaster CCTV. The state media also reported China will suspend both domestic and overseas Chinese group tours. Starting Monday, all overseas group tour services, including hotel and plane ticket bookings, from Chinese travel agencies will be suspended, CCTV said. Domestic tour groups were suspended from Friday, it added. The country's capital on Saturday also said it would suspend buses that entered and exited the city boundary, on top of closing tourist attractions and cancelling large-scale events during the Lunar New Year holiday. "As long as we have steadfast confidence, work together, scientific prevention and cures, and precise policies, we will definitely be able to win the battle," Xi told a meeting of the elite Politburo Standing Committee, according to Xinhua. For full coverage and latest developments on the Wuhan virus outbreak: Read more: CNA

Wuhan virus: China city at centre of outbreak gets $390 million loan to help fight virusBEIJING (REUTERS) - The China Development Bank has granted a 2 billion yuan (S$390 million) emergency loan to the city of Wuhan to help with virus prevention and treatment work, the city's government said in a statement on Friday (Jan 24).. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Donald Trump thanks Xi Jinping for efforts to contain deadly coronavirusUS President Donald Trump on Friday thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping for his efforts in trying to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus, as officials confirmed a second case in America.“The United States greatly appreciates their efforts and transparency. It will all work out well. In particular

US stocks drop on worries China virus will crimp growthNEW YORK (AFP) - Wall Street stocks dropped early Thursday (Jan 23) on worries that the coronavirus will crimp growth in China as major companies reported mixed earnings.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

European stocks retreat, oil slides as China struggles with virusLONDON: European markets slid on Thursday (Jan 23) on investor nervousness surrounding the spread of a deadly new virus from China as authorities ...

'This is an emergency in China' says WHO, as Wuhan virus death toll rises to 18GENEVA: The World Health Organisation (WHO) called a new coronavirus that has killed 18 people in China and infected around 650 globally 'an ...

China locks down two cities at epicentre of virus outbreakChina locks down two cities at epicentre of Wuhanvirus outbreak



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