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BEIJING AID | Chinese medical team to help Philippines’ coronavirus fight
April 2, 2020 , 11:04 PM

(April 2, 2020) – The Chinese Embassy in Manila said Thursday the medical team the Philippines requested for help in dealing with the coronavirus crisis is set to arrive this weekend.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire told a daily press briefing this week that the government sought the help of China, a country that has become a close ally of the Philippines under the Duterte administration.

A statement from Beijing said 12 experts from various medical and research facilities in Fuijan will provide technical guidance in prevention and control measures, as well as implementation of public health policies.

The medical team will also “share the “China experience” in the fight against the COVID-19.

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has said that he had requested for Chinese doctors in the country, but the health department was allegedly blocking their entry.

President Rodrigo Duterte had said before ordering a Luzon-wide lockdown that the government will not hesitate to seek China’s help should the country need it.

China has since donated thousands of personal protective equipment and testing kits to the Philippines as it grapples to contain the coronavirus.

The COVID-19 originated from the Chinese city of Wuhan in the Hubei province. It has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization and has now infected nearly a million and killed almost 47,000 around the world.

Chinese officials have faced criticism from the international community for the way it has handled the virus, on top of allegations that it censored a doctor who tried to raise the alarm during the nascent stages of the pandemic.

The Philippines’ first reported COVID-19 case was a Chinese woman who came from the epicenter of the virus. She reportedly traveled in various provinces across the country before submitting herself for admission to a hospital. (Christian de Lano Deiparine/JBS)

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