January 24, 2020 / 2:54 PM / a month ago

China's Wuhan gets 2 bln yuan loan to help with fighting virus

BEIJING, Jan 24 (Reuters) - The China Development Bank has granted a 2 billion yuan ($290 million) emergency loan to the city of Wuhan to help with virus prevention and treatment work, the city’s government said in a statement on Friday.

Wuhan is at the centre of an outbreak of a new coronavirus in which at least 26 have died so far, most of them in the city. ($1 = 6.9040 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Beijing newsroom; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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