ISLAMABAD: With nearly 11,000 cases of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and 230 fatalities in a little over six weeks since the country reported its first case, Pakistan’s efforts to curb the spread of the virus were hailed by a Chinese diplomat.
The praise came during an online conference on “China’s efforts to combat Covid-19 and humanitarian aid to the world”.
The conference had been jointly organized by the Centre for Global and Strategic Studies (CGSS) and the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad
Pang Chunxue, the Chinese embassy’s deputy head of mission, appreciated Pakistan’s efforts in combating the virus.
She further explained how the Chinese government dealt with the pandemic and what China was doing to help other countries overcome it. In this regard, Pang said that Beijing will continue its humanitarian help to the world, with a main focus on the ‘regional emergency mechanism’.
Pang further highlighted the need for international solidarity and cooperation to contain the virus.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 24th, 2020.