Chinese Ambassador breaks silence over repatriation of stranded Pakistanis from China

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Chinese Ambassador breaks silence over repatriation of stranded Pakistanis from China

ISLAMABAD - Chinese Ambassador breaks silence over repatriation of stranded Pakistanis from China.

Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing has said that all Pakistani Nationals stranded in China will return back except for those living in Wuhan City.

He expressed these views while addressing a press conference along with Health Minister Zafar Mirza in Islamabad on Monday.

Jing said there are a lot of Pakistani Nationals, who are living in China and the Chinese government is in touch with them. The Chinese envoy said that at least 371 people have died of coronavirus while the Chinese government is utilizing all resources to contain the epidemic.

He added the government has also cancelled all events and it is in constant contact with World Health Organization over the matter. “Chinese scientists are trying to develop coronavirus vaccine and we will be able to counter the deadly outbreak soon," he said.

On the occasion, Health Minister Zafar Mirza claimed there is not a single case of coronavirus in the country. He said the Chinese government has taken effective measures to counter the disease as none of the passengers are allowed to exit the airport without proper screening.

“We have not found a single person affected with the deadly virus at any airport."

The Pakistani Nationals stuck in China have been urging the government to repatriate them from the virus hit country. Till now, none of the Pakistani Nationals living in China have been infected with the disease, however measures are being taken for their safe return.

Coronavirus that spread last month from the Chinese City of Wuhan has so far claimed more than 300 lives worldwide while thousands have been infected with the disease.

In view of the epidemic, the World Health Organization has declared the situation as an 'emergency' and called for taking concrete measures to contain the virus.

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