Securities companies, futures companies, public fund companies and private equity firms have donated money and goods totalling 900 million yuan, Yan Qingmin, vice chairman of the CSRC, said at a press conference.
The death toll from the Covid-19 epedemic jumped past 1,500 on Saturday (Feb 15) but new infections fell following a mid-week surge, announced by the Chinese Government.
More than 66,000 people have now been infected in China from a virus that emerged in central Hubei province in December before spreading across the country a month later and causing global panic.
Some 1,700 medical workers have been infected, with six dying from the COVID-19 illness, officials said, underscoring the country's struggle to contain the deepening health crisis.
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