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Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 1362 in China


Thu 13 Feb 2020 | 09:00 AM
NaDa Mustafa

China's National Health Commission announced on Wednesday, that the death toll from the new Coronavirus has risen to 1362.

Moreover, it added that the total number of infection cases in the country has risen to 59651.

China’s Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak, reported an uptick of 14,840 confirmed coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours.

On the other hand, Formula 1 officials have decided to cancel the Chinese Grand Prix, scheduled for mid-April, due to a deadly Coronavirus outbreak, according to a number of  British newspapers.

Earlier, Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed that his country is “fully capable” of eradicating the new coronavirus, while China‘s economy will not be affected by this deadly virus.

According to official media reports, the Chinese President told US President Donald Trump on the phone, that his country’s economy is capable of facing the developments.

Xi also told Trump that China is “fully confident and able to defeat” the virus, according to Chinese state television.

On the other hand, the White House said in a statement that Trump expressed his “confidence” in China’s ability to deal with the new coronavirus during his talks with his Chinese counterpart.

The statement said: “the two leaders discussed continuing intensive contacts and cooperation between the two sides.”

Moreover, the United States warned its citizens not to travel to China after Beijing announced that the death toll from the new Coronavirus has risen to more than 200 while the World Health Organization declared coronavirus outbreak global health emergency.

Health authorities in Beijing urged people not to shake hands but to use a conventional cupped-hand gesture instead of saluting.