218 confirmed coronavirus patients have been recovered in China, discharged from hospitals: Chinese envoy

NEW DELHI: Up to 218 patients diagnosed with the new strain have recovered and subsequently discharged from hospitals in China, Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong said Friday.

In an exclusive interview with ANI, Sun Weidong said that the coronavirus can usually be prevented, controlled and cured and that China's system allows it to mobilize all resources for large tasks.

He said the Chinese government and people were trying their best to fight the epidemic.

I can tell you that as of tonight, 218 confirmed patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals. It can be seen that the epidemic can usually be prevented, controlled and cured. China's system allows us to mobilize all resources for large companies, said the ambassador. .

He said that China has full confidence and ability to win the battle against the epidemic and that the country is now in a critical period of control of the epidemic.

We have found confirmed cases in 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities in mainland China and in the regions of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, the envoy said.

Noting that the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, has attached great importance and given several important instructions since the outbreak of the epidemic, he said that the CPC Central Committee has established a leading group for the prevention and comprehensive control of the epidemic.

The Chinese government and people are doing everything possible to combat the epidemic. The central and local governments have built a comprehensive and multilevel prevention and control system that focuses on the city of Wuhan and Hubei Province. We are moving forward in the battle in an open, transparent, scientific and orderly manner, he said.

We are now strengthening case management to reduce serious and fatal cases. We have established a national group of scientific research experts to accelerate vaccine development, he said.

The envoy said that the approval process and clinical use of drugs that have proven effective against the virus has accelerated.

The State Council of China has established a unified national dispatch system for epidemic prevention and control materials to timely coordinate the dispatch of medical personnel, medical supplies and daily necessities, he said.

Speaking about Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, the envoy said it is the central area of ​​prevention and control.

Wuhan is the origin of the epidemic and the central area of ​​prevention and control. In order to contain the spread of the epidemic, Wuhan has established restrictions on urban transport and the movement of people to stop the spread of the virus in larger areas, he said.

These are strict, decisive but necessary measures to control the epidemic in an attempt to return the situation to normal as soon as possible, he added.

After noting that the Chinese government has mobilized national resources and opened green channels to guarantee the supply of medical equipment and living materials in Hubei, the envoy said: All supermarkets are open, commodity prices are stable and supplies Daily necessities are sufficient in Wuhan.

He also urged people not to panic or exaggerate by saying that if professional guidance is followed, their health and safety could be guaranteed.

The envoy said the Chinese government is extending all possible help to Wuhan and Hubei to face the epidemic.

Entrusted by President Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Li Keqiang went to Wuhan to give instructions on prevention and control work. Until January 30, more than 50 medical teams with more than 6,000 doctors and nurses arrived in Hubei to support the battle against the epidemic. Donations of money and materials have been spilled in the region, he said.