She went on to say that China would continue to share information and strengthen cooperation with other countries in an open, transparent and highly responsible manner to safeguard the life and health of the Chinese people and contribute to regional and global public health security.
People wear face masks as they wait at Hankou Railway Station on January 22, 2020 in Wuhan, China. Although known to 2019-nCoV can be transmitted from person to person simply by airborne droplets, which negates this argument.
The latest figures are up from 361 deaths and 17,205 confirmed cases on Monday.
It added: "The majority of these have now returned with a small remainder on their way".
The Government has warned Brits in China to leave because the coronavirus outbreak.
They will not be quarantined on their return, but have been ordered to isolate themselves contact officials if they develop flu-like symptoms, JPIMedia understands.
China is now battling the deadly disease that has claimed more than 560 lives in the country and has affected more than 25,000 people.
He added: "We haven't seen the peak of the coronavirus by a long stretch and we expect more cases in the UK".
Several worldwide airlines, including Air India and IndiGo, have cancelled flights to China over fears of the virus spreading across the world, a move which Beijing described was against the WHO guidelines. "We all want the results of the fight against the new virus to be as efficient and fast as possible".
"The approach we have been taking is very much driven by the advice of the chief medical officer". REUTERSWuhan turns to social media to feed stranded pets China's unprecedented quarantining of virus-hit Wuhan has separated millions from their families - and many from their pets, prompting anxious owners and kind strangers to take to social media to ensure left-behind animals are looked after.
So far, 94 British citizens have been repatriated from Wuhan - the epicentre of the outbreak - and are now being held in quarantine at Arrowe Park Hospital in the Wirral.
Some 3,700 passengers and crew were screened after an 80-year-old passenger from Hong Kong tested positive after sailing on the ship last month. "So they could travel home", he wrote.
An updated advisory issued by the U.K. Foreign Office said that while commercial flights remained available from most of mainland China, travel restrictions introduced by the Chinese government to contain the epidemic meant "it may become harder to access departure options over the coming weeks".
"Even American media and experts doubted the government's decision, saying that the USA government's restrictions on China are precisely what the World Health Organization rejects, that the United States is turning from overconfidence to fear and overreaction, and that banning the entry of visitors who traveled to China in the past 14 days is suspected to be violating civil rights instead of reducing risks of virus spreading", Chunying said.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab asked United Kingdom citizens in China to "leave the country if they can, to minimise their risk of exposure to the virus". Essential staff, such as those providing consular assistance, would remain.
The decision comes as the country continues to battle an outbreak of a new coronavirus.
On Thursday, thousands of people were stranded aboard two cruise ships in Asia, with tests finding that 20 people had contracted the virus in one of the vessels.
Among those stuck on the Diamond Princess cruise ship Yokohama Bay, near Tokyo, are David and Sally Abel.