March 12, 2020 / 2:39 PM / in a month

Xi says China will win battle against coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: Chinese President Xi jinping speaks during a meeting with Tedros Adhanom, director general of the World Health Organization, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, January 28, 2020. Naohiko Hatta/Pool via REUTERS

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping told United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday that China will certainly win its battle against the new coronavirus and reach its economic goals, state media reported.

China will continue strengthening containment measures, Xi added.

Reporting by Beijing newsroom; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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