Chinese President Xi Jinping Says Coronavirus Outbreak Must Be Taken Seriously

"The source of the new type of coronavirus has not been found, we do not fully understand how the virus is transmitted, and changes in the virus still need to be closely monitored,” China’s National Health Commission said.

  • Published
Image via AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein

This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that it’s “extremely crucial” to take every possible measure to combat a new coronavirus that has infected 217 people in the country. His remarks, cited by state broadcaster CCTV, came the same day that the country reported a sharp rise in the number of people infected by the novel form of viral pneumonia, including the first cases in the capital. The outbreak comes as the country…

Read at AP News