Beijing — Chinese President Xi Jinping told the visiting chief of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday that he is confident of winning the battle against a “devil” coronavirus that has killed at least 106 people and spread worldwide.

More countries are planning to evacuate their citizens from Wuhan, a central city of 11-million people and epicentre of the outbreak. A chartered aircraft taking out US consulate staff was set to leave Wuhan on Wednesday, said a spokesperson at the US embassy in Beijing...

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