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Shah Mehmood Qureshi says, Pakistan stands with China to tackle deadliest Coronavirus

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

30th Jan, 2020. 02:25 pm
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Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Thursday that Pakistan stands by the Chinese people and leadership in their efforts to contain a deadly coronavirus outbreak.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi in a statement said Chinese authorities have been making great efforts to tackle the deadly disease.

He said the global community, including Secretary-General UN, has widely appreciated China’s efforts in this regard.

He said the government stands ready to extend every possible assistance to Chinese brethren to help deal with the aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak.

He expressed gratitude to the Chinese government for extending utmost assistance to Pakistani nationals in China.

Around 200 Pakistani nationals are said to be stranded at Urumqi airport in China’s Xinjiang region for past three days.

Pakistani citizens on the foreign land facing hardships after spending all their money required for boarding and lodging.

The stranded Pakistanis include doctors, students, scholars and other professionals also accompanied family members, are staying at roads in Urumqi.

They have appealed the government authorities and Prime Minister Imran Khan for help in their time of need.

The death toll of the Coronavirus has risen to 170 and with a confirmed case in Tibet, the virus has now spread to every region in mainland China.

BBC reported that Chinese health authorities have said there were 7,711 confirmed Coronavirus cases in the country.

Infections have also spread to at least 16 other countries.

The World Health Organization (WHO) will meet on Thursday to discuss whether the virus constitutes a global health emergency.

2020 World Athletics Indoor Championships postponed over Coronavirus fears

The 2020 World Athletics Indoor Championships in Nanjing postponed because of fears over the spread of the Coronavirus in China.

The championships to be held from 13-15 March but governing body World Athletics pushed them back 12 months.

World Athletics sought advice from the World Health Organisation and turned down offers to host from other cities.

The Coronavirus has killed more than 130 people in China and has spread to 16 countries globally.

Around 7000 people in all have been infected by the virus, for which there is no specific cure or vaccine.

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