Guterres praises China's 'remarkable' coronavirus response

Guterres praises China's 'remarkable' coronavirus response
Guterres praises China's 'remarkable' coronavirus response

We show you our most important and recent visitors news details Guterres praises China's 'remarkable' coronavirus response in the following article

Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - ADDIS ABABA — UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Saturday praised China's "remarkable" response to the novel coronavirus outbreak and warned against stigmatization.

"It is clear that there is a massive effort that is made by China in order to contain the disease and avoid its propagation. I think that that effort is remarkable," Guterres said during a press conference at the headquarters of the African Union, which will open a two-day summit for heads of state Sunday.

"The Chinese themselves recognize that the dimension is such that there are some handicaps and some problems that have to be addressed," he said.

Guterres' comments came as the death toll from the outbreak soared to 722, closing in on the 774 killed worldwide during the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic.

Nearly 35,000 people have been infected by the virus, which is believed to have emerged in a market selling wild animals in Wuhan last year before spreading across China.

With panic spiraling around the globe — more than 320 cases have emerged in nearly 30 other countries — researchers are racing to find treatments and a vaccine to fight the virus.

Guterres said Saturday that "very strong international cooperation and solidarity" were needed.

"We need to avoid the stigmatization that can sometimes accompany a situation like this, in which all of a sudden people who have nothing to do with it are stigmatized for any reasons," he said.

"I think it's important to keep a very strong human rights perspective."

Africa has not confirmed any cases of novel coronavirus, though several African countries including Ethiopia have recorded suspected cases.

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa's largest airline, has broken with other carriers on the continent and opted not to suspend its 35 weekly flights to China. — AFP

These were the details of the news Guterres praises China's 'remarkable' coronavirus response for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Saudi Gazette and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters march to oppose postponed elections, new law
NEXT Hong Kong police fire pepper balls at protesters opposed to election delay, new law