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

World Health Organization director general Tedros Adhanom (L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (AFP)

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.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57