MILANO | ITALY – U.S. President Donald Trump offered China any help needed on Monday to control a coronavirus outbreak in the central city of Wuhan that has killed 81 people and stranded tens of millions during the biggest holiday of the year.
With provincial authorities taking increasing flak from the public over their initial response, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited Quhan to encourage medical workers, supervise their efforts and promise reinforcements.
Shares tumbled worldwide and China’s yuan hit a 2020 low as worries grew about the impact of the virus after the world’s second-biggest economy ramped up travel bans and extended the Lunar Year holidays.
“We are in very close communication with China concerning the virus”, tweeted Trump, who waged a bruising 18-month trade war with Beijing.
“Very few cases reported in U.S.A., but strongly on watch. We have offered China and President Xi (Jinping) any help that is necessary. Our experts are extraordinary!”.
Beijing authorities reported the capital’s first coronavirus death on Monday – a 50 – year – old person who had been to Wuhan, state media said. It was not clear if that was included in the latest toll of deaths, all in China.
Visiting Wuhan in a blue protective suit and mask, Li praised medics, said 2,500 more workers would join them in the next two days, and visited the construction site of a new hospital due to be built in days.
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ATHENS | GREECE – Greece has confirmed its first coronavirus case, the health ministry said on Wednesday. The patient was a 38-year-old Greek woman who had traveled from an area of northern Italy, said Sotitis Tsiodras, a representative of the Ministry of Health.