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China says ready to help India over Covid-19 surge

Friday, 23 April 2021 (21:41 IST)
New Delhi: China on Friday said it is in communication with India and is ready to provide help to the country to combat the surge in Coronavirus infection.

“The Chinese government and people firmly support the Indian government and people in fighting the coronavirus. China is ready to provide support and help according to India’s need, and is in communication with the Indian side on this,” said Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian.

She was replying to a question from Shenzhen TV whether China is having communications with India on providing help And what kind of help on offer.

Without giving any details, Zhao said, “China expresses sincere sympathies to India over the deteriorating situation in the country recently,” according to the transcript of the presser accessed here.

“We believe that the Indian people will defeat the virus at an early date,” she said.

On Thursday, China said it has taken note of the shortage of medical supplies.

Spokesperson Wang Wenbin said, “The COVID-19 pandemic is a common enemy of all mankind that necessitates international solidarity and mutual assistance. China takes note of the recent grave situation in India with a temporary shortage of anti-epidemic medical supplies.

We stand ready to provide India with necessary support and assistance to get the epidemic under control.” (UNI)

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