Global unity needed to fight coronavirous: Report

BEIJING, Feb. 18 (INP): Global unity is still missing on Coronavirus (COVID-19), world’s worst enemy in 2020.

Coronavirus is a global challenge that needs global harmony and coordinated measures.

Sensing dearth in global response, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Dr Tedros, who launched a $675m coronavirus appeal, had to say in response to a question “The virus is a common enemy.”

He firmly recommended no evacuation from Wuhan and people need to stay calm instead of triggering overreaction,

According to Gowadar Pro’s commentator, Yasir Habib Khan, WHO has already named the coronavirus as COVID-19 instead of Wuhan Virus. An official of WHO said, “We had to find a name that did not refer to a geographical location, an animal, an individual or group of people and which is also pronounceable and related to the disease.

During 2011-2018, WHO had tracked 1,483 epidemic events in 172 countries and warned that epidemic-prone diseases such as flu, SARS and MERS, “will be harbingers of a new era of high-impact, potentially fast-spreading outbreaks that will be more frequently detected and increasingly difficult to manage.

But globally it is portrayed that “China is a sinner and lets this virus spread over”. Even a lunatic will never believe the narrative that China may throw a spanner in the works when China is gradually taking center stage by its growing GDP, trade, scientific & technological advancements.

In order to ensure transparency and justice, China has initiated a probe to trace criminal oblivion. WHO’s team has also arrived in China for inclusive cooperation on the issue.

According to an interview with Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai said Li Wenliang, the late doctor who sounded the alarm about a possible “SARS-like” disease at the early stage of the outbreak, was a good doctor, and he felt really sad for his death.

“As a doctor, he could find things from specific cases. But for the government to make any alert, any announcement, they need more evidence. They have to base themselves on scientific analysis,” Cui said.

“It was very tragic for us that he, in his work, lost his life. But I think he was one of the good doctors. There are tens of thousands of them still working at the front line, still risking their own lives to save other people.”

Expressing his views that China neither hid facts over the issue nor shied away from foreign experts in mainland China.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has joined the appealing for “a strong feeling of international solidarity, a strong feeling of support for China in these difficult circumstances” as well as an avoidance of discriminatory practices against the Chinese.

Asking people to refrain from judging quickly and blaming China, the WHO official said that people should not rush to guess what China knew. “Nobody knows for sure if they were hiding [anything],” he said, adding that, if they had, the virus would have spread earlier to the neighbouring countries.

“The logic doesn’t support the idea [of a cover up]. It’s wrong to jump to conclusions.” China, he said, deserved “tailored and qualified” praise.

“They identified the pathogen and shared the sequence immediately,” he said, helping other countries to make quick diagnoses.

They quarantined huge cities such as Wuhan. “Can’t you appreciate that? They should be thanked for hammering the epicentre. They are actually protecting the rest of the world.”

INP/javed