Not allowed to enter Wuhan or would’ve reached Pakistani students, says envoy to Chinahttps://www.geo.tv/latest/271444-not-al ... y-to-china
Ambassador of Pakistan to the People’s Republic of China, Naghmana Hashmi, said on Sunday that due to lack of permission to visit the coronavirus-hit Wuhan and Hubei, they could not reach stranded Pakistani students.
The Pakistani envoy said that until the quarantine period is completed there is a complete lockdown in Wuhan, otherwise, they would have reached the Pakistani students.
She said that the Pakistani officials are in contact with their Chinese counterparts in Beijing and Wuhan and will promptly reply to any query by a Pakistani citizen in China.
The envoy said that they are also giving psychological assistance to the citizens stranded in the quarantined areas.
Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza and the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan also reiterated that they ‘care’ about the stranded Pakistanis in Wuhan.
Dr Mirza said that the situation is being intensely discussed and best decision will be taken after keeping in view all the factors.
“Rest assured you are our own & we care!,” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, the Chinese embassy also took a similar stance, saying it understands the situation of Pakistani students in Wuhan and Hubei. “China will care about you as our own. Things are getting better, and please rest assured you are well protected,” said the official account.
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We have full understanding of the situation of the Pakistani students in Wuhan and Hubei Province. China will care about you as our own
. Things are getting better, and please rest assured you are well protected.#coronavirus @ImranKhanPTI @SMQureshiPTI @zfrmrza @ForeignOfficePk https://twitter.com/zfrmrza/status/1226466196045926400
210/ My very dear students in China & ur respectable family members, v r intensely discussing the situation @ highest level & will make the best decision in view of all factors with ref to devastating #coronavirus potential global pandemic. Rest assured you are our own & we care!
The death toll from the novel coronavirus surged past 800 in mainland China on Sunday, overtaking global fatalities in the 2002-03 SARS epidemic, even as the World Health Organization said the outbreak appeared to be "stabilising".
With 89 more people dying — most in Hubei, the province at the centre of the outbreak — the toll is now higher than the 774 killed worldwide by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome nearly two decades ago, according to figures from national health authorities.the university has been converted into a makeshift hospital. some video msgs posted by Pakistani students are desperate