January 27, 2020 / 3:36 AM / 21 days ago

Chinese Premier Li visits Wuhan, epicentre of virus outbreak

FILE PHOTO: China's Premier Li Keqiang speaks at the 8th trilateral leaders' meeting between China, South Korea and Japan in Chengdu, in southwest China's Sichuan province December 24, 2019. Wang Zhao/Pool via REUTERS

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday visited Wuhan, epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak that has killed 80 and infected more than 2,700 people in the country, China’s government said in a statement.

Li went to the city to inspect the ongoing efforts to contain the epidemic and spoke with patients and medical staff, the statement said.

Reporting by Se Young Lee and Lusha Zhang; Editing by Tom Hogue

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