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Chinese experts join fight against covid-19 pandemic in Peru

10:00 | Lima, May. 24.

Chinese doctors have arrived in Peru with the aim of reinforcing the fight against the pandemic caused by covid-19 in the South American nation.

Upon arrival at Air Group No. 8 on Saturday night, the four professionals from Nanfang Hospital of Guangdong Province were received by Health Minister Victor Zamora and Chinese Ambassador to Peru Liang Yu.

During their ten-day stay, experts will visit the Temporary Care and Isolation Center at the Pan American Village and Villa El Salvador Emergency Hospital, joined by a Chinese diplomat and an interpreter.

"(…) They bring experience and knowledge. Besides, they will work, side by side, with our professionals (infectologists and intensivists) from different health facilities for ten days, as part of a global effort to fight the epidemic," Minister Zamora stated.

In addition to this contribution on the part of the People's Republic of China, he added, Peru has received an important donation to strengthen intensive care units and personal protective equipment.

"In the case of China, there is a comprehensive support including knowledge, teams, and joint efforts," the Cabinet member expressed.

For his part, the Chinese Ambassador noted that this visit of doctors reflects the strong ties between the two countries.

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Published: 5/24/2020
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