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China mulls sending medical convoy to Palestine

March 31, 2020 at 10:52 am

Palestinian citizens wear masks to protect themselves from coronavirus (COVID-19) at public places in Bethlehem, West Bank on 5 March, 2020 [Wisam Hashlamoun/Anadolu Agency]

China is considering sending a medical convoy to Palestine, Chinese ambassador to the State of Palestine, Guo Wei, said yesterday, stressing that his country is doing its best to help the Palestinians overcome the coronavirus crisis.

Speaking to Palestine TV, the Chinese ambassador said that China is supporting the state of Palestine in its battle against the coronavirus.

He also said that Chinese assistance to the Palestinians “is ready,” pointing out that the assistance includes donations from NGOs.

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The ambassador said that the assistance is to arrive in Palestine in the coming few days.

Wei said that his country has expressed its solidarity with Palestine since the announcement of its first coronavirus case.

He said that China has helped several countries suffering from the coronavirus pandemic, including Iran, Italy and Pakistan and that this help could be extended to reach Palestine.