ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan stands by the Chinese people and leadership in their valiant efforts to bring the Coronavirus under control.
In a statement, the foreign minister hailed the measures taken by China for controlling coronovirus. He also said that the Chinese authorities have made monumental efforts to deal with Coronavirus and the top Chinese leadership has been overseeing the disease control efforts.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the global community has widely appreciated China’s efforts. “Secretary General UN has also lauded China’s efforts in this regard,” he added.
“For our part, we stand ready to extend possible assistance to our Chinese brethren to help deal with the aftermath of Coronavirus,” the minister maintained.
“We are also extremely thankful to the Chinese government for extending best possible assistance to Pakistani nationals in China,” FM Qureshi mentioned.
Earlier, Shah Mehmood Qureshi
has confirmed that no Pakistani in China has been infected with the coronavirus. He asked the Pakistani community residing in China should not to get worried as all precautionary measures are being taken. “We are in constant contact with our Embassy in Beijing,” he added.
FM Qureshi asked the non-registered Pakistani students to get registered with Embassy.
Earlier, Special Assistant on Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza
has confirmed that four Pakistani students in the Chinese city Wuhan are confirmed to have the coronavirus. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Wednesday, the special assistant said that the government will take good care of the students who have contracted the virus without naming any student.
He said that a large proportion of the Pakistanis living in China are students of which over 500 students are based in the central city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the new virus.
“The health condition of four students, who confirmed to have the coronavirus, is better now,” Dr Zafar Mirza mentioned. He also assured that that health ministry is in contact with the Pakistani embassy in Beijing. “Pakistani officials in China are in constant touch with all the students,” he added.
Briefing about the coronavirus, the special assistant Dr Zafar Mirza said that the virus attacks three people out of 100, leaving remaining 97 unaffected.