January 30, 2020 / 11:38 AM / a month ago

China premier urges Chinese scientists to find root cause of virus

FILE PHOTO: China's Premier Li Keqiang speaks during a joint news conference at the 8th trilateral leaders' meeting between China, South Korea and Japan in Chengdu, in southwest China's Sichuan province December 24, 2019. Wang Zhao/Pool via REUTERS

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday urged Chinese scientists to find the root cause of the coronavirus to help develop a vaccine, state television reported.

Li also said the virus situation was still complex and grim, the report added.

Reporting by Kevin Yao; Writing by Ben Blanchard; editing by John Stonestreet

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