Virus Outbreak: Questions raised on timing of Xi Jinping's outbreak involvement

However, epidemiologists say it is probably still too early to say how well the outbreak is being contained within China and its central Hubei province, where the virus first appeared. The largest outbreaks outside of China have been in Singapore and Japan, where the Diamond Princess cruise ship has been docked for nearly two weeks now, while health officials tested the thousands of passengers and crew on board.

Outside of China there have been more than 500 cases in almost 30 countries.

Worries about its spread remain high and the epidemic's reach was highlighted by the United States announcing that more than three dozen Americans from a cruise ship quarantined off Japan were infected.

The number of people infected with the new coronavirus in China passed 70,000 on Monday as worldwide experts began meetings with their Chinese counterparts on how to tackle an epidemic that has caused global concern.

"At this stage, it is not clear how further cases of infection have occurred on that vessel. but because of the nature of the quarantine not being able to be assured, for those more than 200 Australians who will be returning to Australia, we are going to have to require a further 14-day quarantine period".

China has responded to the COVID-19 virus by locking down Hubei's provincial capital Wuhan, a megacity of 11 million people, and imposing restrictions in a number of other cities.

Chinese health officials increased its total death toll on Monday to 1,770, including 105 new deaths.

People ride scooters in a street in Wuhan Hubei Province 16 February2020
Men ride scooters in Wuhan Hubei province

Taiwan on Sunday reported its first death from the virus, the fifth fatality outside of mainland China. "We don't know how much time", he said.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe convened an experts meeting to discuss measures to contain the virus in his country, where more than a dozen cases have emerged in the past few days without any obvious link to China.

The fewer new cases suggest the efforts to halt the spread of the virus are bearing fruit, the National Health Commission said. The city is all but sealed off from the rest of the country.

In the speech to the Politburo Standing Committee - the party's highest council - he gave unspecified orders to help curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.

A specially customized train left Guizhou in western China for Hangzhou carrying around 300 migrant workers, state media reported. But health commission spokesman Mi Feng said the campaign was beginning to show results. Also, companies should not resume production unless allowed by local authorities.

Li also shared the analysis and statistics cases with detailed clinical records, as 94.6 percent of the 112 patients restored to normal body temperature, and 80.6 percent of 214 patients stopped coughing after using the decoction for six days.

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