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China calls for int’l cooperation in fighting COVID-19 pandemic

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China’s health authority on Monday called for international cooperation to carry out joint prevention and control in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

Ma Xiaowei, minister in charge of the National Health Commission, made the call at the Group of 20, G20, health ministers’ virtual meeting.

“China is willing to implement the consensus reached at the Extraordinary G20 Leaders’ Summit on COVID-19,’’ Ma said.

He, however, called on all parties to continue supporting WHO’s leading role in coordinating international cooperation against COVID-19.

The official also called for joint efforts to provide help to countries with vulnerable health systems.

Ma said that after three months of hard work, the domestic transmission in China has basically been curbed and more people are getting back to normal life and work.

“We have been continuously improving our prevention, control and treatment work, as well as  sharing our experience with the world,’’ he noted.

He said that the Chinese government was providing material supplies to 127 countries and four international organisations, and had sent expert teams to 15 countries.

About 40 people, including health ministers from G20 members and other guest countries, as well as leaders of the WHO and some other international organisations, attended Sunday’s meeting.

Xinhua/NAN

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