Chinese doctors to join Pakistan covid 19 battle, another batch of medical supplies arrived in 2 aircrafts

China on Friday sent a group of doctors to join Pakistan in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. A team of Chinese doctors headed by Maj. Gen. Huang Qingzhen arrived in the capital of Islamabad. The doctors will train and assist Pakistani medical professionals for the next two months, said a statement from the Pakistan …

Chinese doctors to join Pakistan covid 19 battle, another batch of medical supplies arrived in 2 aircrafts

China on Friday sent a group of doctors to join Pakistan in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

A team of Chinese doctors headed by Maj. Gen. Huang Qingzhen arrived in the capital of Islamabad. The doctors will train and assist Pakistani medical professionals for the next two months, said a statement from the Pakistan Army.

The team also brought another batch of medical supplies, and equipment on two special aircraft, the statement added.

“The Chinese doctors who have expertise in treating infectious diseases shall support Pakistan’s efforts in fighting against COVID-19 situation for the coming two months,” it maintained.

Gen. Nadeem Raza, Pakistan’s chairman joint chiefs of staff committee, along with senior military officials welcomed the team on arrival in Pakistan.

“The Chinese support reaffirms that being Iron Brothers and all-weather friends, Pakistan and China have always helped each other in the time of need,” the statement concluded.

Pakistan is currently facing an acute shortage of safety gears, testing kits, and ventilators, with doctors warning that the country’s health system would not be able to cope with the increasing cases in the coming days.

The country’s top female doctors on Friday cautioned that the existing health system was already overburdened, and was not in a position to deliver if the authorities failed to ensure the implementation of safety, and precautionary measures.

“We appeal to the people to stay at home because the situation is very serious,” said Dr. Nusrat Shah, a gynecologist working at the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi, at a news conference.

“We don’t have the required number of testing kits. I appeal to the whole nation to stay at home. This is the only way we can avoid [being infected by] the coronavirus,” said Dr. Razia Korejo, another senior health professional.

Source : Voice of South Asia More   

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The death toll in the US from the novel coronavirus has surpassed the 50,000 mark, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University Friday.

The Maryland-based university’s running tally counted 50,031 deaths and 870,468 cases.

The U.S. continues to lead worldwide deaths related to the virus after Italy reported 25,549, followed by Spain with 22,524.

Nearly 81,000 people have recovered in the U.S., according to the data.

New York is the worst-hit state by the pandemic with 20,982 deaths and more than 263,400 cases, followed by New Jersey with 5,426 deaths and over 100,000 cases.

On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence said the US could be in a “much better place” by early summer if mitigation efforts continue to fight the novel coronavirus.

Speaking at a White House coronavirus task force briefing, Pence said the New York metro area, New Jersey, Connecticut, Detroit and New Orleans all appear to be past their peak.

“Our task force believes that if we continue these mitigation efforts in the days ahead, if states implement their policies, we do believe by early summer we could be in a much better place as a nation, with much of this coronavirus epidemic behind us,” he told reporters.

“We’re making meaningful progress.”

Since the virus emerged last December in the Chinese city of Wuhan, it has spread to at least 185 countries and regions.

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