Wednesday Apr 08 2020
Web Desk

Pakistani, Chinese military officials discuss coronavirus prevention via video conference

Web Desk

In a video conference, Chinese military officials and their Pakistani counterparts discussed methods to prevent the coronavirus from spreading as cases continued to mount in Pakistan, according to a Radio Pakistan report on Wednesday.

China has successfully controlled the coronavirus despite the virus having originated in one of its cities, Wuhan.

The Chinese Ministry of Defence said that the conference was attended by around 20 health officials and military experts.

During the meeting held on Monday, the officials shared views on the overall situation and the progress on prevention and control.

Latest coronavirus detection technology and treatment plans were also discussed in the meeting.

Pakistani officials thanked their Chinese counterparts for their assistance in control and prevention of the spread of the disease, said the report.

The Chinese Embassy in Pakistan also announced about the meeting on its Twitter account.

Earlier this week, Chinese health experts, who are visiting Pakistan, underlined the need for the continuation of the lockdown for at least twenty eight days to halt the spread of coronavirus.

"Social distancing is the key to stop the spread of the virus and authorities should ensure lockdown for 28 days," the experts recommended to Punjab CM Usman Buzdar.

Briefing on passive immunisation method for COVID-19 treatment, they said that in critical circumstances, plasma treatment has proven useful.

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan have witnessed an exponential rise in the past 20 days. Currently, over 4,000 cases have been reported in the country, leaving over 55 dead from the virus.