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World Trump discusses coronavirus with China's Xi

10:22  07 february  2020
10:22  07 february  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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President Trump on Thursday spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping about the coronavirus after officials said more than 600 people had died from the disease in China .

China ’ s President Xi Jinping dialed his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump to discuss the fatal coronavirus outbreak, according to Chinese media. Xi spoke to Trump early Friday morning urging the U.S. “to respond reasonably to the novel coronavirus outbreak”, Xinhua News Agency reported.

President Trump on Thursday spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping about the coronavirus after officials said more than 600 people had died from the disease in China.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: Trump discusses coronavirus with China's Xi© Getty Images Trump discusses coronavirus with China's Xi

"President Trump expressed confidence in China's strength and resilience in confronting the challenge of the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak," a White House spokesman said in a statement. "The two leaders agreed to continue extensive communication and cooperation between both sides."

The correspondence marked the first publicized call between the two leaders since the outbreak began in the Wuhan province.

The New York Times reported Thursday that at least 636 people in China had died of coronavirus and the number of confirmed cases had risen to more than 31,100.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday that there are 225 cases in 24 countries outside China with one death. There are 12 confirmed cases in the U.S.

The WHO also said it is convening a "research and innovation forum" to coordinate research around the virus with scientists around the world on Feb. 11 and 12.

Delta, American will suspend China flights as virus outbreak spreads

  Delta, American will suspend China flights as virus outbreak spreads Delta Air Lines and American Airlines on Friday said they are suspending their already reduced service to mainland China as the rapid spread of coronavirus hurts demand for flights to the country. American said it would immediately suspend its service to mainland China through March 27. American flies to China from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport, but the carrier will continue to fly to Hong Kong, a spokesman said.Delta said it would halt China service starting Feb.

China ' s Xi discusses coronavirus with Trump : state media. A Chinese doctor who was punished after raising the alarm about China ' s new coronavirus died from the pathogen on Friday, sparking an outpouring of grief and anger over a worsening crisis that has now killed more than 630 people.

China ' s Xi discusses coronavirus with Trump : state media. The most productive car factory in the world fell quiet on Friday as South Korea's Hyundai suspended operations at its giant Ulsan complex, hamstrung by a lack of parts with the coronavirus outbreak crippling China ' s industrial output.

A Chinese doctor who was one of the first to warn others about the spread of coronavirus has died after contracting the virus himself, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed Thursday.

In the U.S., Trump has formed a coronavirus task force to address the response to the deadly outbreak. The president was scheduled to meet with the group of top health officials at the White House earlier Thursday, but it was closed to the press.

Trump and Xi also discussed the recently signed phase one trade deal between the two countries. Trump has said he plans to visit Beijing at some point but has not provided a time frame. Some top U.S. officials have said the coronavirus could have a slight effect on the benefits of the trade agreement.

MWC 2020 is cancelled due to coronavirus concerns .
MWC, the smartphone industry's biggest annual trade show, won't happen this year. On Wednesday, the GSMA, the organization that puts together the event, said it's cancelling MWC 2020 over coronavirus-related concerns. The trade show was scheduled to run between February 24th and 27th. According to Bloomberg, the GSMA said the coronavirus outbreak has made it "impossible" to host the event as planned. Last year, more than 100,000 people attended MWC. Many of those individuals were either based in China or worked for Chinese companies. The coronavirus has hit China hardest of all.

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