China on Saturday observed three minutes of silence to remember the lives lost to coronavirus.

The country came to a standstill at 10 a.m. local time (0200GMT), while air raid sirens and horns of cars, trains and ships wailed in grief, according Xinhua News Agency.

President Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Li Keqiang and other top officials gathered at Zhongnanhai, headquarters of State Council of the People’s Republic of China, to attend a ceremony to pay tribute to the fallen frontline health workers in the fight against coronavirus.

The Chinese leaders pinned white flowers to their chest to mourn the

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