Int'l community supports China in fighting novel coronavirus epidemic

Friday, 2020-02-07 11:04:26
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A doctor speaks with a cured novel coronavirus pneumonia patient in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 6, 2020. A total of 23 novel coronavirus pneumonia patients were cured and discharged from hospital on Feb.6 after integrated treatment with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Western medicine. (Photo: Xinhua)
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Many countries and international organizations have provided materials and other kinds of support for China in combating and controlling the novel coronavirus epidemic.

As of 12 pm (0400 GMT) local time Thursday (February 6), China has received materials and other assistance over the fight against the epidemic from Belarus, Pakistan, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea,the Republic of Korea, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Germany, Britain, France, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Estonia, Turkey, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ghana, as well as from the United Nations Children's Fund, which have expressed their understanding and support in real actions.

Meanwhile, companies, institutions, friendship personnel and oversea Chinese communities in Russia, the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Iran, Britain, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Peru have made donations.

Among them, non-governmental groups in the United States donated medical detection equipment, and their counterparts from the Republic of Korea, Russia and Malaysia have provided hazmat suits, goggles and medical face masks many times.

* China has stepped up efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Here are the latest developments:

-- A latest finding showed that pangolin may be the potential intermediate host of novel coronavirus, according to the official website of South China Agricultural University, a participant of the study.

-- Central China's Hubei Province, center of the novel coronavirus epidemic outbreak, is now able to conduct up to 10,000 nucleic acid tests per day.

-- A total of 10,596 medical workers have been sent to Hubei to assist novel coronavirus control. Local authorities said another 2,250 medical practitioners are still needed, especially those from the respiratory, critical care and infectious departments.