China Allocates 1 Billion Yuan In Continuing Efforts To Contain Virus Outbreak
CHINA ALLOCATES 1 BILLION YUAN – In the continued efforts of containing the new Wuhan Coronavirus, China’s Finance Ministry had allocated 1 billion yuan ($145 million).
According to reports from Reuters, the funds would be given to the Hubei provincial government to help with the efforts of fighting the virus.
In a statement released by the Ministry of Finance, the money was said to “support virus control work in Hubei province”. But, it did not specify how the funds would be spent.
The rampant spread of the outbreak had already caused 25 deaths. In addition, more than 800 people have been infected with the virus.
As per the report, the Hubei province was said to be the hardest-hit region of the virus outbreak which began in Wuhan.
Meanwhile, Vietnam had confirmed two cases of the virus. A Chinese person living in Vietnam had symptoms of the virus following a visit from his father in Wuhan.
Both father and son were put into quarantine but have already shown signs of good recovery.
In addition, Canadian health authorities have also been monitoring several individuals suspected to have the virus. However, there were still no confirmed cases in Canada.
Due to the virus outbreak, Wuhan had shut down all outbound public transportation. The government also urged residents not to travel outside the city unless absolutely necessary.
Scientists believed that the virus came from a wild animal sold in the Wuhan Food Market. Following this, footage of Wuhan Residents eating bat soup went viral on the internet.
Scientist proposes that this may be one of the possible reasons for the outbreak as bats could carry the virus. But, nothing has been confirmed so far.
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