China says has allocated $14.16 billion for curbing coronavirus outbreak

Workers in protective suits are seen at a checkpoint for registration and body temperature measurement, at an entrance of a residential compound in Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Hubei province, China February 23, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

BEIJING (Reuters) – China has allocated 99.5 billion yuan ($14.16 billion) in funds for curbing the coronavirus outbreak that has spread throughout the country, Assistant Finance Minister Ou Wenhan said on Monday.

Ou made the remarks during a press briefing in Beijing.

Reporting by Gabriel Crossley; writing by Se Young Lee; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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