Beijing. There is an atmosphere of panic due to the spread of deadly Korana virus in China. Due to this virus, the Indian embassy in Beijing has announced the cancellation of the Republic Day celebrations program on Friday. So far 25 people have died in China due to this disease while more than 800 have been infected. The Indian Embassy informed on social media that the ceremony to be held on 26 January to commemorate Republic Day has been canceled. The embassy tweeted that the Indian embassy in Beijing has decided to cancel the Republic Day celebrations to be held on January 26 in light of the Chinese authorities' decision to spread the corona virus in China and cancel public meetings and events.  According to reports, the death toll from this deadly Korana virus has increased to 25 and it has been confirmed in 830 others. Most of these cases are in Hubei province of China. So far 26 cases of this disease have been reported in the capital Beijing. To prevent the virus from spreading, China has closed eight cities including Wuhan. The Indian Embassy in China organized an event to commemorate the day before the Republic Day on Thursday, attended by Chinese officials and members of the Beijing-based diplomatic community.
Chinese Foreign Minister and Ambassador of China to India Luo Zhaohui attended the event as the chief guest. Addressing the ceremony, Indian Ambassador to China Vikram Misery said that 2020 is an important year for bilateral relations as it is the 70th year of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. He said that it is worth noting that India was the first country in the non-socialist countries to recognize the Republic of China (PRC). This is an important occasion to review our (70-year) journey and set new goals together.
Misery said that the second informal conference between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Chinfing last year was Chennai. I was there which was very successful. He said that it provided a new impetus for the development of India-China relations between political, military, economic and business, cultural and people-to-people. 70 events will be organized to mark the completion of 70 years of diplomatic relations between the two neighboring countries.