March 11: The Chinese government has said it is willing to share with Nepal all the information regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) including the technologies and medicines used to curb deadly disease.
Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi made such commitment during a meeting with Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai at the latter’s office in Singha Durbar on Tuesday (March 10).
During the meeting, Minister Bhattarai and the Chinese ambassador discussed about the problems created by coronavirus, measures to control the disease and Nepal’s preparedness to handle a possible outbreak.
Ambassador Hou informed Minister Bhattarai that out of 80,900 Chinese infected by the virus, 59,000 people have already returned their homes after treatment. She also shared the experience of China in handling the epidemic and the measures taken by the government.
Ambassador Hou expressed her belief that coronavirus would not spread in Nepal but said that China is ready to extend any help if required in case there is an outbreak here in Nepal.
Meanwhile, Minister Bhattarai informed the Chinese ambassador that the government is doing everything possible to prevent the spread of the disease. He said that the authorities at the Tribhuvan International Airport have been screening passengers while they have set ho isolation wards and quarantine facilities.
He also said that the government has urged the people not to attend public gatherings to avoid the disease.