Trump says 'great discipline' in China to tackle coronavirus outbreak

Staff members wearing protective masks are seen at the Shanghai railway station in Shanghai, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of a new coronavirus, February 7, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday after a phone conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping that Beijing is showing “great discipline” in tackling the coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 600 people in China.

"Nothing is easy, but he will be successful, especially as the weather starts to warm & the virus hopefully becomes weaker, and then gone," Trump said on Twitter here.

“Great discipline is taking place in China, as President Xi strongly leads what will be a very successful operation. We are working closely with China to help!”

Reporting by Ismail Shakil in Bengaluru; Editing by Catherine Evans