China virus stays extreme, medical provides very tight: provincial official

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Law enforcement officials stand guard in entrance of the closed gate of Lama Temple the place a discover saying that the temple is closed for the protection concern following the outbreak of a brand new coronavirus is seen, in Beijing, China January 25, 2020. Information/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

BEIJING (Information) – China’s new coronavirus outbreak stays extreme and medical provides are very tight in Wuhan metropolis, the place the virus was first recognized, an official from Hubei province mentioned on Saturday.

The dying toll from the outbreak has climbed to 41 and greater than 1,300 folks have been contaminated globally, however a lot of the circumstances are present in Wuhan, provincial capital of Hubei.

The official additionally appealed for extra medical provides, akin to masks and protecting fits, from each home and abroad suppliers.

As of Jan. 24, Hubei has acquired public donations of greater than 1.2 million masks and 30 million yuan ($four.35 million), the official mentioned.

Reporting by Muyu Xu, Judy Hua and Tony Munroe; Modifying by Sam Holmes