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China medical team in Dhaka

Published 9:09 pm | June 08, 2020

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Online Desk : Chinese medical team with leading COVID-19 fighters arrived in Dhaka on Monday with a bunch of medical equipment.

A flight of Hainan Airlines of China carrying the team landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 11:20am.

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen and Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming welcomed them at the airport.

The Chinese National Health Commission organised the visit of the medical team selected by the Hainan Provincial Health Commission.

BSS adds: In their two-week stay in Bangladesh, the experts would visit designated hospitals, quarantine centers, and testing centers, discuss the epidemics with Bangladeshi counterparts, and make calibrated propositions for containment and treatment.

Earlier, the Chinese embassy said the initiative has been taken as one of the reflections of Chinese President Xi’s assurance to support Bangladesh in its combat against the deadly virus On May 20, Chinese President Xi Jinping called Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and proposed sending an expert team to help Bangladesh combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Many cooperative measures have been taken by the Chinese side and most of which have already been implemented in Bangladesh since the outbreak here, said the embassy.

Bangladesh so far reported 888 fatalities from the coronavirus while the caseload surged to 65,769 till Sunday.

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