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COVID-19 Update: China Ready to Work with G20 Members for Practical Outcomes of the Virtual Summit

Mar 27,2020 ByYULING CHENICHONGQING
  • There were 414,179 confirmed cases (40,712 new) globally, and 18,440 people (2,202 new) have lost their lives by 10:00 CET March 25, according to the daily COVID-19 situation report released by the World Health Organization.
  • The WHO Director-General Wednesday called on all countries who have introduced so-called “lockdown” measures to use this time to attack the virus.

  • The Chinese mainland reported 67 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, according to the National Health Commission Thursday. And all of them were imported cases, bringing the total number of its kind to 541.

  • China is ready to work with G20 members for practical outcomes of the virtual summit, according to the regular press conference of the Foreign Ministry on March 25.

The spokesperson said, “Under the direct leadership of President Xi Jinping, China has achieved notable results in pandemic prevention and control and is now actively supporting other countries in their battles against the pandemic, which has been highly praised by the international community.” The G20 works as a premier platform for global crisis response and economic cooperation. As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is widely-spread and influencing people’s lives and the world economy, the international community expects all parties to work together to combat the pandemic and stabilize the global economy, according to the press conference. 

Chinese medical team experts talk with local doctors and Red Cross staff members in Padua, Italy, March 17, 2020. (Photo by Qin Xiaoli/Xinhua)

Xinhua reported that a team of 14 medical experts from eastern China’s Fujian Province departed on a chartered flight to Italy on Wednesday morning to aid the European country’s fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Chinese mainland reported 67 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, according to the National Health Commission Thursday. And all of them were imported cases, bringing the total number of its kind to 541. The overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 81,285 by the end of Wednesday, including 3,947 patients who were still being treated, altogether 74,051 patients who had been discharged after recovery, and 3,287 people who died of the disease. By the end of Wednesday, 410 confirmed cases including four deaths had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), 30 confirmed cases in the Macao SAR, and 235 in Taiwan including two deaths. A total of 106 patients in Hong Kong, ten in Macao and 29 in Taiwan had been discharged from hospital after recovery.

At the media briefing on COVID-19 on March 25, the WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus mentioned that to slow the spread of COVID-19, many countries have introduced unprecedented measures, at a significant social and economic cost – closing schools and businesses, canceling sporting events and asking people to stay home and stay safe.

“We understand that these countries are now trying to assess when and how they will be able to ease these measures. The answer depends on what countries do while these population-wide measures are in place,” said the WHO chief. On Wednesday, he also called on all countries who have introduced so-called “lockdown” measures to use this time to attack the virus.

There were 414,179 confirmed cases (40,712 new) globally, and 18,440 people (2,202 new) have lost their lives by 10:00 CET March 25, according to the daily COVID-19 situation report released by the World Health Organization (WHO). Two new countries/territories/areas from the Western Pacific Region, and Eastern Mediterranean Region have reported cases of COVID-19. More than 150 countries and territories still have fewer than 100 cases.

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