Amid the massive outbreak of coronavirus in the city of Wuhan, China, the United States offered the country whatever help is needed to control the situation. The new kind of virus has already killed 81 people and affected thousands of people.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has visited Wuhan to review the efforts to control the deadly virus. He also encouraged medical workers and promised reinforcements after provincial authorities face accusations of not responding in time. Li Keqiang admired the medics and assured that 2,500 more workers would join them in the next two days.
China, the second-largest economy of the world, faces travel bans due to the outbreak. China’s economy has been affected due to suspended flights, cancelled tours, restaurant closures, and millions of people in lockdown amid an extended Lunar New Year holiday.
Shortly after the US offered help to China, the US Department on Monday, encouraged its citizens to “reconsider” any plans to travel to China.
“The US government has limited ability to provide emergency services to US citizens in Hubei province,” the US department said in a statement. Chinese mainland markets will remain closed until February 3, which can cause significant loss in the country’s economy. However, the effect is likely to spread across Asia and the rest of the world.