China reports 11,791 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus, 259 deaths

China reports 11,791 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus, 259 deaths

2020-02-01 08:20:32 Xinhua Editor: Gu Liping

Special: Battle Against Novel Coronavirus

Chinese health authorities announced Saturday that 11,791 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus had been reported in 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps by the end of Friday. A total of 259 people have died of the disease. (Till 2020-02-01 08:20:32)

China vowed on Friday (Jan 31. 2020) to work with the international community to uphold regional and international health security and reiterated it has the confidence and capability to win the battle against the novel coronavirus epidemic

The pledge came as the World Health Organization declared on Thursday that the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern, or PHEIC, following an emergency meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in an online statement on Friday that since the outbreak, China has been in close communication and cooperation with the WHO. “China will continue working with the WHO and other countries to safeguard regional and global public health security,” Hua said.

Saying the Chinese government has been taking the most comprehensive and rigorous prevention and control measures for people’s health and safety, Hua added that many of the measures go well beyond the requirements of the International Health Regulations.

“We have full confidence and capability to win this fight against the epidemic,” she said.

Also on Friday, the National Health Commission called on the international community to understand and support China’s efforts in preventing and controlling the epidemic.

The commission hopes countries from around the world will work with China to jointly prevent and contain the disease in line with the International Health Regulations as well as the recommendations of the WHO in order to safeguard regional and global public health security, according to a statement issued by the commission on its website.

WHO DirectorGeneral Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who recently wrapped up his visit to China, said  We would have seen many more cases outside China by now, and probably deaths if it were not for the government’s efforts and the progress they have made to protect their own people and the people of the world.

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These masks will be donated directly to the front-line doctors and nurses at the hospitals.

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