Wuhan: Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country is battling a 'devil' virus that has killed more than 100 people so far.
He made these remarks to the head of the World Health Organization in Beijing, addressing a growing global concern over the Novel Corona virus affecting thousands of people in China and reaching dozens of countries.
It should be noted that Japan and Germany have also confirmed the first case of human-to-human transmission.
The outbreak is said to have originated in an animal market in Wuhan, the central city of China, after it was transmitted to humans and spread across the country, causing authorities to impose travel restrictions across the country.
Many countries have also begun to worry about their citizens trapped in Wuhan, a city of more than 100 million, which has been sealed by Chinese authorities to prevent the outbreak.
Today, Tokyo will launch its aircraft in the city in the wake of the virus, in which Japanese nationals trapped there will be called back, while the American aircraft will arrive there today to take back American citizens.
Other countries, including France and South Korea and Germany, are also planning to evacuate their citizens.
The Chinese president told World Health Organization head Tedros Adhanom that "the Chinese people are fighting a new type of corona virus, it is a devil and we will not allow it to be hidden, the government will demonstrate transparency and release information in a timely manner." '.
His comments came at a time when local health officials in the central province of Hubei appeared to be furious over Chinese social media when dealing with an emergency.
It is thought that the death toll from the Corona virus outbreak in China has risen to 106 while the number of affected people in China alone has reached 4,515.
To control the outbreak, China expanded Lockdown to 17 cities, leaving more than 500 million people behind.
China has extended the New Lunar New Year holiday by 3 days to Sunday so that offices and factories across the country are closed due to the fact that people remain in their homes and the risk of spreading infection is minimal.
The government, however, extended the holiday to Shanghai by a week in February, extending the holiday to 9 February, in the centre of the World Trade Center and a population of 250 million.
Scientists are more concerned about the virus because it is similar to the SARS virus that caused the death of 800 people.
The important thing is that the new corona virus does not seem to spread easily to people like cirrhosis or colds because the cases that have come up now include the families of the affected people and the medical staff who were contacted by the patients.