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China to attend emergency WHO meeting on new epidemic

By Zhou Jin and Wang Qingyun | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-01-21 16:34
Medical staff transfer a patient at the Jinyintan hospital, where the patients with pneumonia caused by the new strain of coronavirus are being treated, in Wuhan, Hubei province, Jan 20, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

China, along with other affected countries, will attend an emergency committee meeting convened by the World Health Organization on Wednesday to share information about the pneumonia caused by a new strain of coronavirus, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Tuesday.

Representatives from participating countries, the WHO and relevant experts will make accurate assessments about the epidemic, Geng told a daily news conference.

He said that China will continue cooperating with the international community to deal with the epidemic and safeguard the security of regional and global health.

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