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Pakistan, China need to boost cooperation in field of medicine: President Alvi

President urged masses to observe social distancing to prevent virus
ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi has stressed the need for enhanced cooperation between Pakistan and China in the field of medicine, especially infectious diseases.
The President expressed these views in a meeting with a 10-member delegation comprising medical experts of Chinese People’s Liberation Army led by Major General Dr. Feihu Zhou, at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.
During the meeting, President Alvi underlined the requirement for coordinated efforts, both at regional and international levels, to effectively handle the COVID-19 epidemic.
Lauding China’s help to Pakistan in a difficult time, the President expressed his gratitude to the people and leadership of China for sending donation and medical team to assist Pakistan’s medical experts.
Dr Alvi said he was immensely impressed by the efforts made by the Chinese leadership to successfully contain COVID-19.
The credit, in this regard, goes to both President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang who personally visited Wuhan and oversaw the massive efforts aimed at controlling and preventing corona virus, Alvi added.
President Arif Alvi expressed the hope that the visit of Chinese medical team to Pakistan would further strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.
Major General Dr. Feihu Zhou gave a comprehensive presentation about different strategies to deal with COVID-19 plague.
Feihu Zhou informed about the visit of Chinese medical team to local medical facilities aimed at sharing its experience and expertise with Pakistan’s health experts on coronavirus.
The Chinese medical team arrived in Pakistan in last week of April to share its experiences with Pakistani doctors on COVID-19.
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