China to join forces with 30 African countries to fight COVID19
- China will establish a coorperation mechanism for its hospitals to pair up with 30 African hospitals and accelerate the building of Africa CDC HQ
- Beijing to donate $2bn to the United Nations to help the global response to the outbreak.
- President Xi Jinping backs 'comprehensive review' of pandemic
I mourn for every life lost and express condolence to the bereaved families
China’s president, Xi Jinping, has said his country would support a “comprehensive review” of the Covid-19 pandemic after the outbreak has been brought under control.
Xi, speaking by video conference at the opening of the World Health Assembly, stressed that such an investigation must be conducted in an “objective and impartial manner” and said Beijing would donate $2bn to the United Nations to help the global response to the outbreak.
“All along we have acted with openness, transparency and responsibility,” Xi said.
“China supports a comprehensive evaluation of the global response to the epidemic after the global epidemic is under control, to sum up experiences and remedy deficiencies,” said Xi.
“This work needs a scientific and professional attitude, and needs to be led by the WHO, and the principles of objectivity and fairness need to be upheld.”
Nothing in the world is more precious than peoples lives he said
Catching the world by surprise
Covid 19 has hit over 210 regions, affected more than 7 billion people around the world and claimed over 300,000 precious lives
China will establish a cooperation mechanism to pair up with 30 African hospitals and accelerate the building of Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).