The deaths due to coronavirus crossed 1000 and on Monday, 10th February 2020, 108 people died due to the deadly virus, which is by far the most number of deaths in a day due to the deadly virus. Two officials of the health commission – Zhang Jin and Ling Yingzi, were reportedly dislodged from their jobs on Tuesday, 11th Feb 2020.
President Xi Jinping made his first public appearance after the major outbreak on the same day when of the removal of the officials. A reporter from Al Jazeera stated “We have seen very little of Xi Jinping since the outbreak began but he was out and about in Beijing on Monday. He has been trying to rally the troops saying: ‘We can win this battle.’ But it’s also a sign that the battle is far from over”. The virus is considered to have originated from the seafood market in Wuhan, where even wild animals are sold.