Coronavirus Fallout

Bangladesh seeks increased support from China

9 April, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Wednesday sought increased support from China as the number of coronavirus cases is rising in Bangladesh, reports UNB.

He mentioned about personal protective equipment and ventilators, saying Bangladesh would be needing more support.

The Health Minister was speaking in a videoconference between health professionals from Bangladesh and China.

He also appreciated China’s support to Bangladesh to fight against COVID-19 and hoped that the relations between the two countries will be strengthened.

Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming laid emphasis on collective efforts saying this virus respects no borders. “We all must work together.”

He said a medical team will soon be arriving in Bangladesh to help deal with the current situation.  Ambassador Jiming said he has every confidence that Bangladesh will win in this battle against coronavirus.

Dr Zhang Wenhong, Professor and Head of the Center for Infectious Disease, Huashan Hospital of Fudan University in Shanghai, shared his experience about the coronavirus pandemic. The participants from six different locations exchanged their ideas and laid emphasis on international cooperation.