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Saudi King Salman orders urgent aid to China to fight coronavirus

Reuters/Spa/Beijing
Filed on February 6, 2020
saudi arabia, china, coronavirus, nCoV, li wenliang, india, uae

(Spa)

China has declared a "people's war" on the virus and the whole nation is working as one to combat it, Xi said.

China has achieved "positive" results in its prevention and control efforts in fighting the new coronavirus, President Xi Jinping told Saudi Arabia's King Salman by telephone, China's official Xinhua news agency reported.

The two discussed "efforts to combat and control the novel coronavirus epidemic", the report said.

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China has declared a "people's war" on the virus and the whole nation is working as one to combat it, Xi said.

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"China has a strong mobilisation capacity, rich experience in responding to public health incidents and is confident and capable of winning the battle for epidemic prevention and control," the report paraphrased him as saying.

China hopes countries respect and understand the World Health Organization's guidance on travel, Xi said.

Saudi Arabia' King Salman, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, ordered the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Action to send urgent aid to China in its fight against coronavirus.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday there was no need for measures that "unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade" in trying to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

China will continue to take an open and transparent approach towards dealing with the virus, Xi added.


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