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New coronavirus is 'preventable and treatable': China health official

Reproductive Health - By Reuters
The microscopic view of the Coronavirus. [Photo: Courtesy]

The novel coronavirus that has killed more than 1,700 people in China is “preventable and treatable”, an official from the country’s National Health Commission said on Monday.

Guo Yanhong, a hospital administration supervisor at the commission, made the remarks at a daily press conference, in which she also said the percentage of infected patients in virus epicenter Wuhan who are critically ill had dropped to 18% now from 38% at the beginning of the outbreak.

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