29 foreign citizens among coronavirus cases in China

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by WU HONG/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (10142097j) Lian Weiliang, Deputy Director of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), speaks during a press conference on the sidelines of China's National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, China, 06 March 2019. The NPC has over 3,000 delegates and is the world's largest parliament or legislative assembly though its function is largely as a formal seal of approval for the policies fixed by the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party. Chinese NPC press conference, Beijing, China - 06 Mar 2019

China says 29 of its confirmed novel coronavirus cases involve foreign citizens, according to the country’s State Council Information Office. Ten of the cases are in Hubei, the epicenter of the outbreak.

Among the total 29 cases: two have died, 18 were discharged and nine are still in isolation, receiving treatment.

In a Thursday press conference, Lian Weiliang, an official from the State Council and National Development and Reform Commission, said relevant embassies or consulates have been informed about the infected foreign citizens.

Source: CNN News

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