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'Resume Normal Personnel Exchanges And Trade': China Urges India Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The Embassy Of China In India On Sunday Urged New Delhi To Review The Epidemic Situation In China In The Wake Of Coronavirus Outbreak And Resume Normal Personnel Exchanges And Trade.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Mohit Pandey | Updated on: 23 Feb 2020, 06:56:53 PM
Modi and Jinping

Reports had surfaced that India seeks to prohibit export of medical products to China. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@narendramodi)

New Delhi:

The Embassy of China in India on Sunday urged New Delhi to review the epidemic situation in China in the wake of coronavirus outbreak and resume normal personnel exchanges and trade between both the nations. It added that the WHO has repeatedly not recommended, even opposed any travel and trade restrictions amid coronavirus outbreak in China. It added that recommendations of WHO should be followed by all parties.

"It's hoped that Indian side could review the epidemic situation in an objective, rational & calm manner, handle with China’s much-needed items in a cooperative and constructive way and resume normal personnel exchanges and trade between us as soon as possible”, the Chinese embassy added.

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Earlier, reports had surfaced that India seeks to prohibit export of medical products to China.

Moreover, according to latest updates, the death toll in China due to coronavirus outbreak has reached 2,442 and 76,936 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection have been reported in 31 provincial-level regions.

Among the 40,127 hospitalised patients, 8,583 were still in severe condition and another 1,845 in critical condition.

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Hubei province, where the virus first emerged in December last, reported 630 new confirmed cases, taking the total confirmed cases in the hard-hit province to 64,084, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Meanwhile, a team of public health experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) visited Wuhan on Saturday to conduct a detailed probe about the virus which reportedly originated from a seafood market in the city in December last year.

(With inputs from agencies)

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First Published : 23 Feb 2020, 06:53:37 PM