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Palestine doctor in Wuhan calls for unite against coronavirus

March 10, 2020 at 1:14 pm

A patient receives medical care in China on 22 January 2020 [Anthony Kwan/Getty Images]

Palestinian doctor Ali Al-Wa’ri, who lives in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has called for Palestinian unite against the coronavirus, Today’s Opinion online news site reported yesterday.

In a letter sent to Palestinians, he said: “I am calling on you to give up differences and stand side by side against the damn coronavirus,” stressing that if the virus breaks out in Palestine it would lead to a disaster.

If the coronavirus infected the Palestinians, he said, they should follow the saying of the Chinese president: “Do not complain, do not accuse others, be optimistic and do not disclaim responsibility.”

Al-Wa’ri refused to leave Wuhan after the outbreak of the coronavirus and said that he would stand side by side with the Chinese who are “good friends”.

He said that the Chinese government has been exerting much effort to contain the coronavirus, noting that the problem was in how suddenly and quickly it spread.

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