"If You Are Angry, Stand Up": Beijing Scrambles To Tamp Down Unrest As Furious Chinese Take To Social Media"Good people don’t live long, but evil lives for a thousand years," read one post mourning Li’s death.
Fatalities in China reached a single-day high of 86 on Friday, raising the national death toll to 724
WHO reported 31,481 confirmed global cases on Friday, up by 3,000+ cases from Thursday; SCMP says total cases closer to 35k
First American citizen has died
First Japanese citizen suspected of succumbing to virus
France elevates travel advisory to orange after 5 Britons fall ill in ski resort
Roundup of suspected infected in Wuhan continues
Beijing appoints Xi protege to help lead virus response
Vigil for Dr. Li held in Hong Kong
China blocks Foxconn plan to reopen factories
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Update (1500ET): The NYT just published its latest critical piece about the Chinese government's handling of the coronavirus outbreak. This one centers on President Xi's decision to stay out of the limelight over the past two weeks, instead leaving the crisis to his No. 2, Premier Li Keqiang, who has been charged with leading the committee of senior officials tasked with overseeing the government response to the outbreak.
One academic quoted in the article explains that the government's botched handling of the outbreak could be the biggest threat to Xi's rule during his tenure so far, and that the changes he's imposed on the Chinese constitution could make it difficult for Xi to avoid blame.
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