China’s state media has revealed that its police chief is among those who have fallen ill with the coronavirus, with officials saying the “dangerous virus” is “catching up with the police chief”.
Key points:The chief of the Guangzhou police department has fallen ill in China’s capital and is being testedThe chief’s condition is not believed to be life-threateningThe head of China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission has confirmed the chief’s diagnosis”The Guangzhou City Police Department is treating the incident as an accident.
They are in touch with the chief and are taking action, the official Xinhua news agency said.”
The incident was reported to the health authority and the chief has been taken to the hospital, where he is being treated,” it said.
The Chinese government has also warned people not to go to the capital to buy goods and services in the event of the coronabovirus.
The Guangdong province of the south-east China has also announced that it has launched a “coronaviral emergency alert” to help the city cope with the virus.
China’s government has been criticised for not making public the details of its coronaviral crisis, and many have blamed the media for not providing the information.”
What you don’t know is how it’s happening,” a Reuters reporter tweeted on Thursday.”
I’m scared that we won’t be able to see this pandemic for ourselves, that the public will think it’s just another day in China, the world’s biggest economy,” another tweeted.
China has warned that the spread of the virus has spread beyond its borders, and some reports suggested it may be spreading to the US.
But officials have also said they are not worried about it spreading to other countries, including those that have previously tested positive for the virus, including Brazil, Spain and the Philippines.”
China is in the process of controlling the spread,” China’s deputy minister for public security and border security, Li Shuying, told the country’s state-run broadcaster CCTV on Thursday, without elaborating on the details.”
We have already established a rapid and accurate response to contain the spread, and we have successfully contained it,” he said.
China is facing a major coronaviruses pandemic as millions of people flock to cities in search of cheaper and better healthcare.
Its health system has been the focus of criticism for its treatment of the outbreak, which has left more than 200,000 people dead and millions more infected.
More than 200 people have been arrested for suspected links to the coronas, but the majority of them are held in custody for a longer period of time than the rest of the cases.