U.S. President Donald Trump offered China whatever help it needed to control a coronavirus outbreak that has killed 106 people.
President Donald Trump stranded offered aid as the virus stranded tens of millions and rattled global markets.
With provincial authorities taking increasing flak from the public over their initial response, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited Wuhan city, epicentre of the outbreak, to encourage medical workers and promise reinforcements.
Furthermore, global stocks fell, oil prices hit three-month lows, and China’s yuan dipped to its weakest in 2020.
Investors fretted about damage to the world’s second-biggest economy from travel bans and an extended Lunar New Year holiday.
“We are in very close communication with China concerning the virus,” tweeted Trump, who waged a bruising 18-month trade war with Beijing until a recent truce.
We are in very close communication with China concerning the virus. Very few cases reported in USA, but strongly on watch. We have offered China and President Xi any help that is necessary. Our experts are extraordinary!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 27, 2020
“We have offered China and President Xi (Jinping) any help that is necessary. Our experts are extraordinary!”
Moreover, Chinese PM Li Keqiang visited Wuhan in blue protective suit and mask and praised medics.
He said 2,500 more workers would join them in the next two days, and visited the site of a new hospital.
On China’s heavily censored social media, officials have faced mounting anger over the virus.
However, the virus thought to have come from a market where wildlife sold illegally.
Some criticized the governor of Hubei province, after he corrected himself twice during a news conference over the number of face masks produced by the government.
Moreover, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had said that not a single Pakistani in China has been infected with coronavirus.
In a statement issued from Islamabad, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that we in constant contact with our embassy in Beijing to get latest details.
He asked the Pakistani community in China not to worry as all precautionary measures taken.
FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi asked the non-registered Pakistani students to get register with Embassy.