Coronavirus: China reports 150 new deaths, 409 more confirmed cases of infection
BEIJING (XINHUA, AFP, REUTERS, BLOOMBERG) - China's health authority on Monday (Feb 24) said it received reports of 409 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 150 deaths from 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps on Sunday.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Sunday saw 1,846 people walk out of hospital after recovery, much higher than the number of new confirmed infections on the same day, figures from the commission showed.Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday the new coronavirus epidemic is the communist country's largest-ever public health emergency.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has praised Beijing for its handling of the epidemic, but China has been criticised at home for silencing early warnings from a whistle-blower doctor who later died from the virus.The rush to restart has been propelled by Mr Xi and top leaders, who are urging companies to resume production so the country can continue to meet lofty goals for growth and economic development in 2020.
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