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The coronavirus outbreak continues to draw reactions from leaders across the world.China has stepped up efforts to tackle the spread of the disease and new infections, and has even commissioned the construction of two specialized coronavirus hospitals in Wuhan, the city at the epicenter of the outbreak. The hospitals are expected to start taking patients on February 3 and 6 respectively,Over 9,700 cases had been confirmed in China up to Thursday midnight, of whom 213 have died and 171 have recovered. Outside of China, 105 cases have been confirmed.As the fight against the virus goes on, CGTN Africa got a chance to talk to Secretary General of Kenya’s Jubilee Party, as well as the country’s cabinet secretary without portfolio, Raphael Tuju.Tuju commended China’s handling of the virus. He also sent his condolences to loved ones of the 2 hundred and 13 victims killed by the corona-virus. U.S. mulls China travel restrictions amid coronavirus outbreak Kenyan Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich faces arrest Related Batswana in China urged to remain calm in wake of coronavirus outbreak
Mexico welcomed more than 10.6 million international travellers in the first quarter of 2018 as compared to 9.4 million travellers in the same period previous year. The large number of international tourists helped Mexico to earn USD 6.217 billion in tourism revenue, an increase of 12.6% Y-o-Y. The tourism ministry of Mexico said in a statement that only in the month of March, the flow of international tourists reached 4 million.According to the tourism ministry, average expenditure by travellers in the first quarter was USD 533. The ministry also confirmed that in 2017, Mexico was ranked as the sixth most visited country in the world, with 39.3 million visitors, surpassing nations such as Germany, Britain and Turkey. Mexican Tourism Minister Enrique de la Madrid also showed great eagerness in inviting travellers to his country.