China confident it will beat ‘devil’ virus, Xi Jinping tells WHO chief
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and premier discussed protection measures and alternatives to evacuations
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...