Chinese President Xi Jinping visits treating coronavirus patients

By Atta Ur Rehman Khan - Web Editor & Columnist

10th February, 2020

President of China Xi Jinping visited hospital treating coronavirus patients today after he wore a face mask and a surgical gown.

According to the details, The Chinese president, who has largely kept out of the public eye since the outbreak began, had his temperature checked as he met doctors at a hospital in Beijing.

He also spoke via video link to medics in Wuhan, the quarantined city at the centre of the outbreak.

China has already imposed drastic quarantine measures but Xi promised today that the government would take more decisive action to contain the virus.

On Monday Xi donned a blue mask and white surgical gown to meet doctors at Beijing Ditan hospital, observe the treatment of patients and speak via video link to doctors in Wuhan, state media said.

He then visited a residential community in central Beijing to “investigate and guide” efforts to contain the epidemic, state broadcaster CCTV said.

Video footage showed Xi having his temperature taken with an infrared thermometer, then speaking with community workers and waving at smiling residents leaning out of their apartment windows.

Coronavirus update-97 Deaths reported on Sunday

The contagious coronavirus in China has taken another 97 lives on Sunday, the highest number of deaths in a day.

The total number of deaths has increased to 908. However, newly-infected people per day have alleviated.

Over 40,171 people in China are affected by virus whereas 187,518 patients are under medical observation.

A team from the World Health Organization (WHO) has come to Beijing to help investigate coronavirus.

Chinese data state that 3,281 patients have been treated successfully and have been discharged from the hospital.


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