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218 confirmed coronavirus patients have recovered, discharged from hospitals: Chinese envoy

NEW DELHI: China’s Ambassador to India Sun Weidong on Friday said that 218 confirmed patients of coronavirus have recovered and have been discharged from hospitals.

Sun Weidong said the coronavirus is generally preventable, controllable and curable and China’s system enables it to mobilise all resources for big tasks.

He said the Chinese government and people were making every effort to combat the epidemic.

“I can tell you as of tonight, 218 confirmed patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals. You can see the epidemic is generally preventable, controllable and curable. China’s system enables us to mobilize all the resources for big undertakings,” he said.

The envoy said China has full confidence and capability to win the battle against the epidemic.

He said China was now in a critical period of epidemic control.

“We have found confirmed cases in 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities in Mainland China, and in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions,” the envoy said.

Noting that Chinese President Xi Jinping has attached great importance and given several important instructions since the outbreak of the epidemic, he said the CPC Central Committee has set up a leading group for comprehensive prevention and control of the epidemic.

“The Chinese government and people are making every effort to combat the epidemic. The central and local governments have built an all-round and multi-level prevention and control system focusing on Wuhan city and Hubei province. We are advancing the battle in an open, transparent, scientific and orderly manner,” he said.

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