PM Modi offers to lend helping hand to China to deal with coronavirus outbreak

Narendra Modi, Xi jingping
File image of Narendra Modi & Xi Jingping
Narendra Modi, Xi jingping
File image of Narendra Modi & Xi Jingping

Indian government has offered China a helping hand in their difficult times caused by the outbreak of Novel coronavirus. China is currently suffering in major fields due to the breaking out of Coronavirus as major countries has put restrictions on travelling to the Asian country. India has emerged as a support for China during their hardships.

India’s gesture came just two days after Chinese President Xi Jinping held a telephone conversation with the leadership of the United States about Beijing’s preparedness to deal with the spread of the virus. USA has cut off all the fights to China as North American country’s citizens are not allowed to enter China for some time.

“In a letter written to Chinese President Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Modi offered India’s assistance to face the challenge. PM offered condolences at the unfortunate loss of lives due to the outbreak,” said a source. This source also added that Mr. Modi also conveyed appreciation for China’s support in evacuating Indian nationals from Wuhan during the initial stages of the chaos.

India has evacuated 645 citizens from Wuhan till date and all of them have tested negative for coronavirus. The spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs earlier assured that India was closely following the Chinese efforts to contain the outbreak.

“If required we will be willing to extend all possible assistance to China,” the spokesperson had said.

Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke over telephone with President Donald Trump on February 7 who offered to assist China deal with the crisis. In reply to the offer, President Xi explained that Beijing has mobilised nationwide resources and is committed to safeguarding the lives of the Chinese citizens as well as of people from other countries currently in China



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