The prime minister thanked the Chinese government in facilitating the evacuation of around 650 Indian citizens. (Photo Credit: PTI File)
China on Monday thanked India for its offer of support to Beijing in fighting against NCP Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia. Appreciating Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s letter to President Xi Jinping, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said it “fully demonstrated” the Indo-China friendship.
On Sunday, PM Modi wrote a letter to Chinese president Xi Jinping offering India’s help and support to deal with the deadly coronavirus outbreak.
The prime minister thanked the Chinese government in facilitating the evacuation of around 650 Indian citizens from the worst-affected Hubei province last week.
PM Modi in his letter also offered India’s assistance to China to face the challenge, besides conveying condolences over the loss of lives due to the outbreak.
“We thank and appreciate India’s support for China’s fight against the NCP Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia, the official name for coronavirus,” Geng Shuang added.
The death toll in China’s due to the coronavirus outbreak has gone up to 908. Most of the casualties have been reported from Hubei province in China. The confirmed cases of infection have crossed the 40,000 mark Chinese health officials said on Monday.
A team of international experts led by the World Health Organisation (WHO) would arrive in China on Monday night to assist the Chinese health officials to contain the spread of coronavirus outbreak.