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Coronavirus to deliver big hit to China's economy, says Xi
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China will step up policy adjustments to help cushion the blow on the economy from a coronavirus outbreak that authorities are still trying to control, President Xi Jinping was quoted as saying on Sunday.
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The situation is showing a positive trend after arduous efforts but there is no room for "weariness and relaxed mentality'' among officials, state television quoted him as saying.
"At present, the epidemic situation is still severe and complex, and prevention and control work is in the most difficult and critical stage,'' Xi said.
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"The outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia will inevitably have a relatively big impact on the economy and society,'' Xi said, adding that the impact would be short-term and controllable.