China’s top expert shares ideas on COVID-19 with Pakistan and others

China and Covid-19

GUANGZHOU: Renowned Chinese respiratory expert Zhong Nanshan exchanged ideas on COVID-19 control with foreigners including those from Pakistan here during an interactive session.

Gawdar Pro quoting local authorities said, that particular shared his experience in China on coronavirus testing, tracking and treatment of infected patients.

Other foreigners who joined the event from countries included Japan, Australia, Botswana, Vietnam and Russia.

Zhong said early diagnosis, early quarantine and early treatment are effective measures in China in containing the spread of the virus.

He also discouraged the idea of herd immunity as the coronavirus is highly infectious, adding that China’s strong control measures have been proven effective.

Noting that countries should fight as one in face of COVID-19, Zhong said, “we should carry out more medical cooperation” along with the assistance of medical supplies.

Zhong Nanshan, a renowned Chinese respiratory specialist, won fame and people’s admiration in 2003 during the nation’s fight against SARS, and 17 years later, he stood between the epidemic and the public, once again.

He is the head of a national team of experts set up for the control and prevention of the novel coronavirus-caused pneumonia and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

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