Over 900 die in China from coronavirus outbreak

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Over 900 die in China from coronavirus outbreak
Over 900 die in China from coronavirus outbreak

New Delhi : More than 900 people have been declared dead in China from the coronavirus that started in Wuhan at the end of last year.

China's national health commission announced that 97 new fatalities were reported on February 9, taking the death toll to 908 people.

Meanwhile, the total cases of infection have crossed the 40,000 mark.

Other than China, coronavirus has also been confirmed in 25 countries with several nations conducting evacuation drive to pull out their nationals from China.

With more cases being discovered across the world WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, also noted there were "concerning instances" of the spread of the virus among people with no travel history to China. He urged countries to prepare for the possible arrival of the infection, but urged people to remain calm.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed solidarity with the Chinese premier Xi Jinping and people of China over the outbreak of deadly coronavirus.

In a letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping, PM Modi offered India's assistance to face the challenge. Modi offered condolences at the unfortunate loss of lives due to the outbreak.

He also appreciated the government of China for helping Indian officials in the evacuation drive from Wuhan.

Over two days on February 1 and 2, the government evacuated over 600 Indians from Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in China.

The evacuated people have been kept in two isolated facilities one in China and second in Manesar.