Pakistan Will Recover From Coronavirus Crisis Soon: Chinese Ambassador Jing
Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing has said that Beijing is confident about Pakistan recovering from the coronavirus crisis soon. The pandemic has infected more than 3.34 million people worldwide and killed over 237,000.
Ambassador Jing said Pakistan had a lower mortality rate due to the virus. “About 60% of Pakistan’s population is under the age of 30. Patients infected with the novel coronavirus are mainly young people, with mild symptoms. It is easier to treat them,” he added in an interview with Chinese state broadcaster CCTV.
He added, “Like the traditional Chinese medicine, Pakistan also has a herbal system with good effect on treatment.”
Jing said the cooperation between China and Pakistan has set a good example of international cooperation in the fight against the virus.
“When China was facing a severe challenge because of the coronavirus, Pakistan did its best to help us and in return, Beijing has also helped Islamabad by sending medical teams who have expertise in fighting the virus, relief aid and other things,” he said.
China has sent several consignments of aid relief since it stemmed the spread of the virus in the country.
Last month a special Pakistan International Airline flight arrived carrying 52 tonnes of aid to help Pakistan fight in the coronavirus. The aid included protective kits, masks, testing kits and other medical supplies.