A total number of Chinese nationals who had been infected with the Coronavirus have so far been discharged from the hospital after recovering from the disease in China.
The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, made the disclosure during a media briefing on Monday, in Abuja.
According to him, in nine days, a 1000-bed makeshift hospital was built to cater for coronavirus patients in Wuhan.
“The Chinese government attaches great importance to the epidemic.
“President Xi has repeatedly given important instructions on prevention and control work, and personally held a meeting on the first day of the lunar New Year for redeployment and remobilization.
“Under the leadership and personal commitment of President Xi, China has built a nationwide prevention and control system focusing on Wuhan and Hubei, from the central government to the local level, and work in all aspects is underway,” he said.
The ambassador noted that the country is willing to work with other countries in the world, including Nigeria, to respond to the epidemic actively.
“We have informed the World Health Organization, relevant countries and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan of the latest epidemic situation, and have shared information on virus gene sequences with all parties at the first time.
“We have taken the most comprehensive and rigorous containment and mitigation measures, and many of them go well beyond the requirements of the International Health Regulations (2005).
“By doing so, China is not only protecting the health of its people, but also that of people around the world. Such efforts are fully recognized by many governments as well as the WHO,” he noted.