President Xi Jinping holds phone talks with UN chief on COVID-19

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday held a phone conversation with the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres over the COVID-19 outbreak.

President Xi expressed China’s gratitude to Guterres for the UN chief’s support, and urged the international community to take urgent action in the fight against the epidemic.

Thanks to hard work, the situation in Hubei Province and the city of Wuhan, the epicenters of the outbreak, has shown positive changes with important progress, Xi said, promising detailed steps to promote social and economic development in the next step.

During the phone conversation, Xi expressed confidence that the Chinese people will eventually conquer the novel coronavirus.