Coronavirus: Death toll in China crosses 1000 mark, two officials removed
Wuhan : With 108 new deaths on February 10, the total number of deaths due to coronavirus outbreak in China has crossed 1000 mark. Two officials have also been removed in the hard-hit province of Hubei, said a report.
The total number of deaths on the mainland reached 1,016 in the 24 hours until midnight, the National Health Commission said on Tuesday.
With 2,478 new cases getting registered, the total number of infected people has reached 42,638.
Two senior health officials in the province - Zhang Jin who was Party Secretary of the health commission for Hubei and Ling Yingzi who was director of the Hubei Provincial Health Commission - were both removed from their posts, state media reported on Tuesday, a day after Chinese President Xi Jinping visited health facilities in Beijing.
This was Xi Jinping's first public appearance since the outbreak in Wuhan. He was seen wearing a mask and got his temperature checked before coming to the public platform.
"We have seen very little of Xi Jinping since the outbreak began but he was out and about in Beijing on Monday," Al Jazeera's Katrina Yu said from Beijing. "He has been trying to rally the troops saying: 'We can win this battle.' But it's also a sign that the battle is far from over."
Earlier, India showed solidarity with China and offered their all possible help to counter coronavirus.