Chinese medical team with leading Covid-19 fighters arrives Dhaka

A team of Chinese medical experts, who have the firsthand experience of containing the virus and treating the patients with remarkable success, arrived home today with a bunch of medical equipment.

The team is organised by the National Health Commission and consists of 10 respiratory physicians selected by the Hainan Provincial Health Commission.

A flight of Hainan Airlines of China carrying the team members reached Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital around 11:20am.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen received the team at the airport where Chinese Ambassador to Dhaka Li Jiming was present.

Group Captain AHM Touhid-ul Ahsan, director of the airport, confirmed their arrival to the media on Monday.

The Chinese medical expert team has made full preparation and kept their eyes on the situation of COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh.

The team members discussed and studied the appropriate measures and advice for Bangladeshi people, said the Chinese Embassy in Dhaka on Sunday.

The experts said they have got well-prepared and expected to have more efficient communication and cooperation with their Bangladeshi medical peers in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Chinese Embassy said it shows one of the reflections of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s assurance to the reality.

In their two weeks stay in Bangladesh, the experts will visit designated hospitals, quarantine centers, and testing centers, discuss on the epidemics with Bangladeshi counterparts, and make calibrated propositions for containment and treatment.

As Bangladesh’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic continued to become fiercer, Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, had a phone call conversation with Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, on May 20.

In the talks between the top leaders of the two friendly nations, President Xi reassured Prime Minister Hasina of standing side by side with Bangladesh as the truest friend in this all-out war against COVID-10.

Many cooperative measures have been taken by the Chinese side and most of which have already been implemented in Bangladesh since the outbreak here, according to Chinese Embassy in Dhaka.

Bangladesh so far reported 888 fatalities from the coronavirus while the caseload surged to 65,769 till Sunday.