BEIJING: June 10, China has sent a team of anti-epidemic medical experts to Palestine to help the local health authorities cope with the corona virus epidemic,
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying in a media briefing said that the expert group was formed by the National Health Commission and selected by the Chongqing Municipal Health Commission. She said that China and Palestine have a profound traditional friendship, adding, At present, the epidemic situation of Palestine’s new corona virus is still developing.
The spokesperson informed that at the request of the Palestinian government, and taking into account the actual needs of Palestine in the fight against the epidemic, the Chinese government decided to send a team of medical experts to fight the disease.
The expert group intends to stay in Palestine for a week and during its stay in Palestine, the Chinese expert team will exchange information with that country on epidemic prevention and control measures, clinical treatment techniques, laboratory testing, share experience and information, and work with the Palestinian government and people to address the challenges of the epidemic, she added.
Hua Chunying said that the expert group will also provide guidance for epidemic prevention and control to Chinese citizens in Palestine.
The spokesman said that China will provide an annual donation of US$1 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine.