Coronavirus is China's biggest health emergency: Xi Jinping

Coronavirus is China's biggest health emergency: Xi Jinping

President Xi Jinping has said that the coronavirus epidemic that has killed over 2,400 people is China's "biggest public health emergency".

In comments reported by state broadcaster CCTV on Sunday, Xi said the epidemic "has the fastest transmission, widest range of infection and has been the most hard to prevent and control".

Canada has taken major steps to prevent the kind of tragedy that befell Ontario during the outbreak of SARS in 2003 that led to 44 deaths, including the creation of the Public Health Agency of Canada to co-ordinate a nationwide response.

The meeting, in the form of tele-conference, was presided over by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

Xi acknowledged that the epidemic will "inevitably have a large impact on the economy and society", but he stressed the effects will be "short-term" and controllable.

This means that the virus' incubation period could be much longer than the now accepted 14 days.


Monday's death toll was a jump on the 97 deaths reported Sunday.

A Reuters report has stated that a 70-year-old man in China's Hubei Province who was infected with coronavirus "did not show symptoms until 27 days later", said local authorities.

Canada has confirmed nine cases of novel coronavirus, six of which are in B.C. They say they are willing to help China in the fight against coronavirus.

The latest report brought the total confirmed cases in the hard-hit province to 64,084.

Among the 40,127 hospitalised patients, 8,583 were still in severe condition and another 1,845 in critical condition.

She also said that it's possible the virus is present in countries that might not have the capacity to detect or contain it. Recovered more than 2,000 people.

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