WASHINGTON (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 25th January, 2020) US President Donald Trump said in a statement that China is working hard to contain the novel coronavirus and expressed appreciation of the United States for Beijing's efforts and transparency.
The unknown type of viral pneumonia, which was first detected in late December, has recently been confirmed by China and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be a new strain of the coronavirus. More than 890 people have so far been infected in China and the death toll has reached 26.
However, the WHO said on Thursday that it was too early to declare a global emergency.
The Chinese authorities have taken drastic measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, including imposing curfews and restricting travel for up to 44 million people in central China's major cities on the eve of Chinese New Year.