The United States, Japan, and other countries are planning to evacuate their citizens from China’s Wuhan. The total number of cases exceeded 4500 people
Chinese President XI Jinping promised that the country’s authorities will win the fight against the outbreak of the “devil” coronavirus, which has already claimed the lives of 106 people. The virus has infected thousands of people in China and abroad.
According to Chinese state media, XI Jinping said this on Tuesday at a meeting with the head of the world health organization, Dr. Tedros Gebreyesus. According to XI Jinping, “we can’t let this devil hide”.
Chinese authorities on Tuesday reported another 25 deaths, including the first death from a coronavirus in Beijing. In total, the number of confirmed cases in China exceeded 4,500.
Authorities have effectively quarantined the city of Wuhan, which is at the epicenter of the outbreak, banning people from entering and leaving the city. Strict travel restrictions have also been imposed on several other cities in Hubei province, of which Wuhan is the capital. Two new field hospitals are being urgently built in Wuhan to treat and help an ever-growing number of patients.
Japan and the United States are among several countries planning or considering plans to evacuate their citizens from Wuhan. Japan on Tuesday sent a Charter flight to Wuhan, which flew home about 200 of the 650 Japanese who were in the city. The US is preparing to send employees of the Consulate General in Wuhan and several American citizens on a Charter flight this week. France, Russia and other countries have also announced plans to evacuate their citizens from Wuhan.
On Monday, it became known about the first cases of the disease in Germany and Sri Lanka. The virus has also been detected in Australia, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Nepal, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the United States, and Vietnam. According to the WHO, most of the cases had been in Wuhan the day before, and several other patients had been in contact with people who had returned from Wuhan.
No one has died from the coronavirus outside of China yet.