BEIJING: Chinese health officials have confirmed that two foreigners, a US citizen and a Japanese national diagnosed with new coronavirus passed away in Wuhan city on Monday.
Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Geng Shuang said during his regular online briefing as of 8-10 February 27 foreign citizens in China have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus pneumonia.
He informed among them, there are three recovered two deaths, one American and one Japanese while, 22 cases under treatment.
citing details Geng Shuang said a Chinese American passed away in Wuhan, Hubei at on February 6, added that government of China offers the deepest condolences over his passing.
He said that the Chinese officials had informed the US through the embassy and would also offer the necessary support. He said the Japanese national was passed away in Wuhan, Hubei on the early morning of February 8. The officials had also been in touch with the family in China.
While offering his deepest condolences over the Japanese nationals, he said that the Chinese side had notified Japan through diplomatic channels and would offer necessary assistance to the bereaved families.
He said that the authorities have taken effective steps to timely respond to foreigners’ reasonable concerns and requests.
He pointed out that the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros also stressed many times that flying out in a rush is not recommended, the best way being stay put and enhancing self-protection.
Geng Shuang said that for those countries that wished to take home their nationals, China would make relevant measures and offer necessary assistance dependable with international practices and China’s domestic epidemic control measures.
China’s National Health Commission had confirmed novel coronavirus cases on the Chinese mainland have reached 40,171 while a total of 908 people have died of the deadly disease.