WORLD WHO thanks China for sharing new coronavirus gene sequence

WORLD

WHO thanks China for sharing new coronavirus gene sequence

By Xu Zheqi | People's Daily app

15:13, January 12, 2020

"I sincerely thank all the Chinese scientists and health workers who have been working around the clock, for their commitment to keeping China and the world safe," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), said in a tweet on Sunday.

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Screenshot: Twitter

He said this after China sent the organization on Sunday the genetic sequences of a new type of coronavirus detected in the viral pneumonia cases reported in Central China's Wuhan city to safeguard global health.

Wuhan on January 5 reported 59 viral pneumonia cases. A tentative diagnoses showed 41 of the cases were caused by the new coronavirus. 

The virus has left one patient dead and seven others in critical condition.

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