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Monday, February 10, 2020, 22:56
Xi says China can score 'full victory' in epidemic fight
By Xinhua
Monday, February 10, 2020, 22:56 By Xinhua

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, inspects the novel coronavirus pneumonia prevention and control work in Beijing, Feb 10, 2020. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

BEIJING - Xi Jinping, Chinese president and general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Monday said China can certainly score a full victory in the fight against the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic.

Xi pointed out that Hubei and Wuhan are the top priority for the epidemic prevention and control

The situation at the moment remains very serious, said Xi, also chairman of the Central Military Commission.

Speaking during an inspection of the epidemic prevention and control work in Beijing, Xi said the whole party, the armed forces and the people of all ethnic groups in China stand together with the people of Hubei and Wuhan.

Hubei province, of which Wuhan is the capital city, is at the center of the outbreak.

Xi pointed out that Hubei and Wuhan are the top priority for the epidemic prevention and control.

"Wuhan is a heroic city and people of Hubei and Wuhan are heroic people who have never been crushed by any difficulty and danger in history. As long as our comrades work together, fight bravely and overcome difficulties, we certainly can score a full victory in the fight against the epidemic," Xi said.

Deep condolences

Xi extended deep condolences to those who died from the novel coronavirus pneumonia and expressed deep sympathy to their bereaved families.

On behalf of the CPC Central Committee, Xi extended the condolences and sympathy when he held a video conference at the Beijing Ditan Hospital, a designated institution treating the novel coronavirus, with officials fighting the epidemic in Hubei province.

Xi also extended regards to Party members, officials and people in Hubei, and expressed appreciation for the medical workers, officers and soldiers of the People's Liberation Army, as well as comrades from all walks of life on the frontline of epidemic prevention and control.

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, inspects the novel coronavirus pneumonia prevention and control work in Beijing, Feb 10, 2020. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

Winning people's war against virus 

Xi stressed resolutely winning the people's war of epidemic prevention and control with firmer confidence, stronger resolve and more decisive measures.

He called for more resolute measures in the central Chinese province of Hubei and its capital city of Wuhan with a five-point demand, pointing out that resolute efforts should be made to leave no one unattended; all-out efforts should be made to treat and save patients; social governance should be strengthened in every aspect; public communication should be strengthened and the unified command should be enhanced. 

Inspects hospital, community 

Xi on Monday visited the Anhuili community in Chaoyang District and the Ditan Hospital to inspect the novel coronavirus pneumonia prevention and control work in Beijing.

Xi learned about the treatment of infected patients and made video calls to hospitals in Wuhan 

Xi learned about the epidemic prevention and control at the primary level and the supply of daily necessities. He extended regards to residents and community workers. 

Xi also listened to a briefing about the treatment of infected patients in Wuhan and heard reports from the central guiding team in Hubei province and the provincial headquarters on the prevention and control of the epidemic.

Xi then went to the center for disease control and prevention of Chaoyang District, where he learned about the district's emergency response, epidemiological investigation and screening report efforts, and the city's overall epidemic prevention and control work. 

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Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, inspects the novel coronavirus pneumonia prevention and control work in Beijing, Feb 10, 2020. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

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