Coronavirus outbreak: Indian embassy in Beijing cancels R-Day event

Last Modified Friday, 24 January 2020 (12:39 IST)
Beijing:The Indian embassy in China has cancelled in wake of outbreak and spread of the new Coronavirus."In view of the evolving situation due to the corona virus outbreak in China as well as the decision of Chinese authorities to cancel public gathering and events, @EOIBeijing has also decided to call off the Republic Day reception scheduled to be held @EOIBeijing on January 26th", Indian embassy here said in a tweet.The outbreak in China has already killed 25 people and infected over 800 others, mostly in China''s Hubei province.
A national research team of 14 experts has also been set up to help prevent and control the latest novel Coronavirus outbreak in China, the Ministry of Science and Technology announced on Friday.
 
Confirmed cases of new coronavirus have also been recorded in the United States, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand. On Thursday, the World Health Organization said it was too early to declare a global emergency over the outbreak.(UNI)