In China for the first time in decades, to postpone the session of the NPC due to coronavirus

China is considering postponing its biggest annual political meeting for the first time in decades as the government tries to contain the spread of coronavirus COVID-2019, according to Bloomberg.

the standing Committee of vsekitajsky meeting of national representatives (the highest legislative body of the PRC) at its meeting on February 24 will consider the issue of moving the annual spring session of the national people’s Congress, scheduled for March 5, reported the news Agency “Xinhua”.

About 3 thousand deputies of vsekitajsky meeting of national representatives was scheduled to convene in Beijing for two weeks of meetings with the participation of Chinese President XI Jinping and other senior officials. Every year the country also passes session of the people’s political consultative conference (CPPCC), which includes about 2 thousand representatives of companies, ethnic minorities, cultural organizations and other groups.

However, this year the authorities are faced with the risk that some participants in the sessions of the NPC and CPPCC may unintentionally transmit the virus.

According to the state of health of the PRC, the number of cases of pneumonia caused by a coronavirus COVID-2019, the country exceeded 70 thousand, the death toll has reached 1.77 thousand.