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Respond’Fairly’ to Outbreak: Xi discusses coronavirus with Trump

Chinese President Xi Jinping talked on Friday with US President Donald Trump about the novel coronavirus outbreak and encouraged Washington to react”reasonably” into the outbreak, state press reported.

Xi advised Trump on the telephone which China had been”fully capable and confident of beating the epidemic”, which”the long-term tendency of China’s economic growth for the better won’t change”, based on state broadcaster CCTV.

Local governments across China have locked cities of thousands of men and women in reaction to the catastrophe, while international fear has climbed over the over 240 cases which have emerged in two dozen states.

Xi’s remarks come hours following the passing of a whistleblower physician, penalized for sharing information regarding the virus, motivated a massive outpouring of public grief and anger on how Chinese governments have tackled the crisis.

Xi also urged the US to behave”fairly” in reaction to this epidemic, the official Xinhua news agency said.

Beijing has struck out against rigorous measures by other nations to contain the spread of this virus, predicting travel discriminated against Chinese arrivals with a growing list of countries”unkind” and going against the recommendation of the World Health Organization.

The US has barred entry to foreigners who were in China over the previous two weeks, linking countries such as Italy, Singapore, and Mongolia who’ve declared grand limitations on travelers in the virus-hit nation.

The USA, Japan, Britain, Germany, and other countries also have advised their citizens not to go to China.