China shares virus knowledge with SL and 18 other nations in onine conference

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Chinese health officials and experts and their counterparts from 19 countries in Euro-Asia and South Asia, including Sri Lanka held an online video conference on the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus on Friday, the China Daily reported.

Experts from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and Peking University First Hospital answered over 80 questions from these countries.

They also introduced the development trend and characteristics of the epidemic, as well as China's experience in epidemic prevention and control, clinical treatment and customs quarantine.

The meeting extended to four hours from the planned two hours and about 200 people including government officials, health experts and representatives of the World Health Organization stationed in these countries attended the meeting..

According to the Chinese side's introduction, the latest situation of fighting against the virus in China continues to improve, and production and living order have been restored at a fast pace.

China has been actively engaged in international cooperation on the prevention and control of the epidemic in an open, transparent and responsible manner. The fight against the epidemic requires the solidarity and coordination of the international community, and China will work with other countries to jointly safeguard global public health security.

Meanwhile, Chinese embassy in Sri Lanka quoting Dr. Sudath Samaraweera, Chief Epidemiologist in Sri Lanka said "Very informative, highly useful. Our questions fully answered. Remarkable to control virus spreading in a short time."


  Comments - 6

  • Asoka Sunday, 22 March 2020 01:20 AM

    Hopefully China will be truthful at least now. All this time they have been hiding the information and punishing the doctors who warned about this epidemic.

    Total Bollocks Sunday, 22 March 2020 02:01 AM

    Communist country, one party dictatorship, claiming to have stopped the virus? Without China the world would have not got infected. There’s no transparency in a communist country, most get killed.

    ram Sunday, 22 March 2020 04:25 AM

    Chinese virus that originated from China is spreading around the globe. Ths was caused by Chinese's disgustng and dangerous eating habit. The entire world is disabled. China should compensate countries affected by Chinese virus

    Ram Sunday, 22 March 2020 04:27 AM

    OK Doctor put into practice what you learnt. Army cannot handle this situation as out President thinks. Only Medical professionals can suggest ways and means to be implemented by the government. So many returnees from Italy slipped the Army security at BIA causing issues for the government

    Premalal Perera Sunday, 22 March 2020 07:35 AM

    China also shared the virus with the rest of the world.

    ram Sunday, 22 March 2020 11:09 AM

    well said.

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