At the request of Pakistan, the Chinese government is preparing to send a team of medical experts to Pakistan to fight COVID-19, said Zeng Yixin, deputy minister of the China National Health Commission. The Chinese embassy shared this information on Twitter on Thursday.
According to the China Economic Net (CEN), Zeng made this comment on Thursday when he attended a press conference on China’s cooperation with the international community in the fight against COVID-19. CEN said Zeng said China immediately shared information with Pakistan on prevention and control plans, as well as on the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 after the virus outbreak in Pakistan.
China to send medical experts to help Pakistan fight #COVID-19 #ChinaPakSolidarity @ArifAlvi @ImranKhanPTI @ForeignOfficePk @zfrmrza @zlj517 @MFA_China @SpokespersonCHN @WorldPTV @RadioPakistan @appcsocialmedia @XHNews Read more:https://t.co/CDRdTbq800 pic.twitter.com/EoCaA7qGSI
— Chinese Emb Pakistan (@CathayPak) March 26, 2020
China also presented its experience in the prevention, monitoring, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 and other problems in Pakistan through videoconference. At a press conference, Dan Boqing, vice president of the China International Development Cooperation Agency, said that China would like to share Pakistan’s experience in prevention and control in response to the challenge of COVID-19, CEN told the news from the start of COVID.
Outbreak number 19 in Pakistan, China provided Pakistan with four batches of medical supplies, including detection reagents, medical gowns, N95 face masks, surgical masks, and medical breathing machines. In the future, China is preparing to provide Pakistan with more urgent and scarce medicines and equipment. In addition, China will also help Pakistan build a temporary hospital for isolation.
Attending the press conference, Luo Zhaohui, deputy foreign minister, said China sent seven batches of medical expert groups to five countries, namely Iran, Iraq, Italy, Serbia and Cambodia, after sending the first group to Iran on February 27, 2020. Each group of medical experts who ventured into the coronavirus to save people received a warm welcome from local authorities and peoples.
On March 25, the first batch of humanitarian aid donated by the China Alibaba Foundation and the Jack Ma Foundation arrived in Karachi. According to the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Karachi, two funds will send the second and third shipments of humanitarian material to Pakistan within a week. Li Bijiang, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Karachi, said: “On the non-governmental level, business and civil society have joined in the donation race in Pakistan.”
It was learned that COVID-19 is rapidly spreading in Pakistan, as the first two confirmed cases were registered in the country on February 26, 2020. As of the morning of March 26 in Pakistan, 1,119 confirmed cases, 8 deaths, 21 patients were cured and discharged from the hospital.