• 19 August, 2020 8:37 pm


China capable of containing COVID-19 resurgence in autumn, winter: expert

A member of staff puts on protective equipments at the port of Fuyuan in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, Aug. 13, 2020. The port of Fuyuan, which mainly exports vegetables, fruits and engineering machinery and imports wood, soybeans and flour, has been carrying out strict measures against COVID-19, making sure that all personnel are healthy and all goods are disinfected while maintaining a smooth transportation process. (Xinhua/Xie Jianfei)

Kathmandu, Aug 19 : China is confident of being able to control a COVID-19 epidemic resurgence in autumn and winter based on recent epidemic containment experience over more than six months, a health expert said Wednesday.

During the COVID-19 outbreak that started in Wuhan, because of effective epidemic containment measures, no provincial-level region on the Chinese mainland, except virus-hit Hubei Province, reported over 2,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, said Wu Zunyou, a chief epidemiology expert at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, at a press conference.

China has also successfully contained some cluster COVID-19 infections during recent months, Wu added, noting that such facts demonstrate that the country is capable of controlling the virus transmission in a timely manner.

Meanwhile, Wu warned that a virus outbreak could happen at any time, as the pandemic remains severe across the world, and he called for the full implementation of epidemic prevention measures in China. ■

Source: Xinhua

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