China hails Pakistan to support its fight against coronavirus

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18 Feb, 2020 11:19 am

BEIJING (Web Desk) – China has highly hailed the National Assembly of Pakistan for expressing support and appreciating its efforts to battle and control coronavirus.

This was stated by Chinese Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Geng Shuang during his online briefing. He said that China and Pakistan are close neighbors with a fine tradition of helping each other and the relevant resolution once again fully demonstrated how the people of both sides have shared weal and woe.

“We stand ready to strengthen communication and coordination with Pakistan in a highly responsible manner to safeguard the health and safety of the Pakistanis in China,” the Chinese FO spokesperson said.

Earlier, China has appreciated for the Pakistani Senate’s resolution that showed full solidarity and support to China’s battle with the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said in Beijing on Tuesday, the resolution expressed its appreciation to China for having treated Pakistani citizens, especially students in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, with protection and comfort.

He said China stands ready to strengthen cooperation with Pakistan and other members of the international community to combat the epidemic.

He also said China will enhance communication and coordination with Pakistan and do its best to ensure the health and safety of Pakistani nationals in China with a highly responsible attitude.

On the other hand, China’s coronavirus outbreak may peak soon, a prominent Chinese expert said on Tuesday, as the death toll soared past 1,000 and worry grew about the true extent of economic disruption to the world’s second-largest economy.

Companies struggled to get back to work after an extended Lunar New Year holiday, while hundreds of Chinese firms said they would need loans running into billions of dollars to stay afloat. Layoffs also began, despite assurances by President Xi Jinping that widespread sackings would be avoided.

The government’s top medical adviser on the outbreak, Zhong Nanshan, held out hope that the epidemic may peak in February and then plateau before easing.

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