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The people in China’s Wuhan city, the epicentre of the massive coronavirus outbreak, have been informed that healthy people will be allowed to move out from there for crucial operations only.

As per reports, the comments were made by the city’s official WeChat account.

Meanwhile, a team of officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) had recently visited various hospitals in Weekend.

The death toll due to coronavirus outbreak has now reached 2592 in China.

The country’s national health commission (NHC) said it received reports of 409 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection and 150 deaths from 31 provincial-level regions on Sunday.

The overall confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland have reached 77,150 with a total of 2,592 fatalities by the end of Sunday, the NHC said.

During a meeting held to review the progress made in tackling in deadly coronavirus, Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that the coronavirus epidemic is “biggest public health emergency” of the country.

“It has the fastest transmission, widest range of infection and has been the most difficult to prevent and control,” Xi said

He also stressed on unremitting efforts on the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic and coordination in advancing economic and social development.

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