China’s premier is meeting the head of the World Health Organization to figure out a way to contain the spread of the new novel coronavirus, (2019-nCoV).
The talks come after Li Keqiang visited Wuhan – the epicentre of the outbreak – as the death toll rose to 81.
The government announced it is putting aside $9bn to fight the virus.
Al Jazeera’s Scott Heidler has more from Beijing.
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