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Xi Jinping visits Wuhan as new coronavirus cases tumble

Chinese president travels to epicenter of the outbreak for the first time

 Xi Jinping visited Wuhan to "express regards to medical workers, military officers and soldiers, community workers, police officers, officials and volunteers who have been fighting the epidemic," Xinhua reported.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Wuhan the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak on Tuesday, the first time he has done so since the epidemic began and a sign that Beijing believes its efforts to control the virus are working.

His arrival in the city, where the virus is believed to have first taken hold late last year, comes after its spread in mainland China has sharply slowed in the past week and as attention has turned to preventing imported infections from overseas hot spots such as Iran, Italy and South Korea.

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