PM writes to Chinese President Xi, offers help to deal with coronavirus outbreak
   Date :10-Feb-2020
PM writes to Chinese Pres
 
NEW DELHI :
 
The death toll in China’s coronavirus outbreak rose to 811, surpassing the number of fatalities in the 2002-03 SARS epidemic 
 
 
PRIME Minister Narendra Modi has written to Chinese President Xi Jinping, offering India’s assistance to China to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. In his letter, the Prime Minister expressed solidarity with the President and the people of China over the outbreak of the virus in the country, official sources said. Modi offered India’s assistance to China to face the challenge, besides conveying condolences at the unfortunate loss of lives due to the outbreak, they said.
 
A total of 811 people have died of the coronavirus infection so far while the number of confirmed cases has gone up to 37,198, according to latest data by Chinese authorities. Modi has also conveyed to Xi his appreciation for facilitating evacuation of around 650 Indian citizens from the Hubei province. Coronavirus death toll surpasses SARS: THE death toll in China’s coronavirus outbreak rose to 811 on Sunday, surpassing the number of fatalities in the 2002-03 SARS epidemic, while over 37,000 people have been confirmed as being infected with the deadly virus that has spread to more than 25 countries.
 
 
Eighty-nine deaths were reported on Saturday - the highest single-day death toll - and there were 2,656 new confirmed cases of the deadly infection, China’s National Health Commission said in its daily report on Sunday. A total of 811 people have died of the disease so far and 37,198 confirmed cases have been reported in 31 provincial-level regions in China, according to the commission.
 
The death toll surpassed the number of fatalities in the 2002-2003 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome or SARS epidemic that started in southern China and killed more than 700 people in the mainland, Hong Kong and elsewhere. Among the 89 deaths, 81 were from Hubei province. Though the epicentre of the outbreak was Hubei province, the virus has spread to almost every province in China as well as around 25 countries in the world, forcing the World Health Organisation to declare it a global emergency.