Pakistan to overcome COVID-19 challenge:  Yao Jing

ISLAMABAD, May 1 (INP): Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing said that China believed the COVID-19 was a temporary challenge and Pakistan would soon overcome it.

According to Gwadar Pro, Yao briefed the prevailing situation of the coronavirus in Pakistan in his recent  TV program of China’s CCTV.

As Pakistan has a lower mortality rate of the COVID-19, Yao said, about 60 percent of Pakistan’s population is young people under 30 years. Patients infected with the novel coronavirus are mainly young people, with mild symptoms. It is easier to treat them.

Like the traditional Chinese medicine, Pakistan also has a herbal system with good effect on treatment. He hoped it will also help to cure the affected patients.

Yao said, the cooperation between China and Pakistan has set a good example in the international cooperation against the COVID-19 pandemic.

He recalled, when China was facing severe challenge of COVID-19, Pakistan did best to help China.

Reciprocating the same, since the first confirmed case was reported in Pakistan in February, the Chinese government, local governments, enterprises and civil societies started providing support to Pakistan.
China also has sent three batches of medical teams to help Pakistan fight against the virus.

According to Pakistani media, 80 percent of anti-pandemic materials in Pakistan come from China. In addition, Pakistan has learnt a lot from China’s experience.