Chinese President Xi Jinping was spotted wearing a surgical mask and meeting with patients after an extended public absence amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The 66-year-old Xi visited a number of places around Beijing on Monday, a day after China saw 97 additional deaths from the virus, a single-day record in the country’s health crisis. More than 40,000 people have been infected, and 910 have died from it. Most of the deaths and infections occurred in mainland China, but the coronavirus has spread to the United States and more than two-dozen other countries.
Xi visited a community neighborhood office on Monday where he received