Written by Staff Writer
29 Jan, 2020 | 8:01 pm
Chinese President Xi Jinping says the battle against the Novel Coronavirus could be won through the leadership of the Communist Party together with the resilience of the people. The World Health Organisation has joined hands with China in combatting the Novel Coronavirus.
A group of representatives from the World Health Organisation including its Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, arrived in China today (Jan 29) and held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said;
“At present we are carrying out an all-out attack against the Corona virus, in order to protect the people of China. The Chinese Government understands the severity of this virus. Our priority is the physical well being of the people.I am personally looking into this matter at present and will allocate the necessary resources. We are determined to work hand in hand to control the spread of this virus. We also believe that we can implement our policies accurately.We will undoubtedly win this battle.”
The Chinese President said he expects the WHO and the international community to arrive at a calm, precise and accurate assessment regarding the current situation. Meanwhile, Chinese respiratory scientist Zhong Nanshan speaking to the Xinhua news agency said, the number of deaths occurring as a result of the Coronavirus would reduce in the future.
He added that although a drug or treatment aimed at curing the virus has not been formulated, scientists and medical professionals are currently in the process of exploring methods to formulate a cure.
Speaking further, Zhong Nanshan said he believes the improved life support systems which are used at present would further aid in reducing the number of deaths that occur. According to reports, the number of deaths that occurred as a result of the Corona virus stood at 136 while over 6,000 confirmed cases had been reported.
The virus has been identified in 17 countries including China, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Canada, America, England, Malaysia, Australia, Nepal, France, Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Thailand. Today it was also reported for the first time that four people afflicted by the Corona virus were discovered from the Middle Eastern country of United Arab Emirates.
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