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Coronavirus still ‘grim and complex’: China’s President Jinping

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China’s President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday that preventing and containing the new coronavirus remains a grim and complex task, the state television reported.

Jinping described the coronavirus as a “devil” and vowed to defeat it, though acknowledged that the situation was “grim and complex.”

Chinese authorities have fought to contain the virus, which emerged from the city of Wuhan. Hundreds of people have been killed by the virus and thousands infected globally.