Cure For Coronavirus Underway: Chinese Ambassador

Coronavirus patient on sick bed
Coronavirus patient on sick bed

Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, told newsmen in Abuja on Monday, that a cure has been found for coronavirus.

Pingjian, while addressing a press conference in Abuja, said Chinese scientists are working to develop a vaccine for the virus, assuring that the epidemic would lose its momentum in the next two weeks.

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“All things considered, the epidemic can be contained, controlled and treated. The Chinese nation has gone through great winds and waves and overcome countless difficulties, he said.

“The 1000 bed makeshift hospital in Wuhan, which was built in 9 days and is in full operation today, speaks volumes” he added.

Speaking on the 60 Nigerians currently living in Wuhan, where the coronavirus broke out in China, he said; “Life comes first. The Chinese Government is committed to safeguarding the safety and health of the Chinese people. ”

“We will, in a responsible manner, safeguard the safety of every foreign national in China, including the Nigerian expatriates, and address their legitimate concerns in a timely manner,” he said.

He revealed also that 475 people had been discharged from the hospital after recovering from the virus, said a total of 361 people had died from the disease.

As of Monday, he said, the number of confirmed cases of the virus infection climbed to 17,205; while about 21,558 individuals were also suspected of being infected with the virus in the Chinese mainland.

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