India Cancels R-Day Event in China amid Coronavirus Outbreak

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New Delhi: The Indian Embassy in China has cancelled the Republic Day reception scheduled to be held on January 26th amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The Indian Embassy in Beijing today took to twitter to announce the cancelation of the celebrations scheduled for January 26.

“In view of the evolving situation due to the coronavirus outbreak in China as well as the decision of the Chinese authorities to cancel public gathering and events,@EOIBeijing has also decided to call off the Republic Day reception scheduled to be held @EOIBeijing on January 26th,” the embassy tweeted.

China has confirmed 830 cases of patients infected with the new coronavirus as of January 23. China’s National Health Commission has said that the death toll from the virus has risen to 25.

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