Dr Zhou Pingjian, Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, has declared that a cure has been found for coronavirus.
This he said yesterday while addressing a press conference in Abuja yesterday.
Pingjian said Chinese scientists were working to develop a vaccine for the virus, assuring that the epidemic would lose its momentum in the next two weeks.
“All things considered, the epidemic can be contained, controlled and treated. The Chinese nation has gone through great winds and waves and overcome countless difficulties. The 1000 bed makeshift hospital in Wuhan, which was built in 9 days and is in full operation today, speaks volumes” he said.
According to Pingjian , 60 Nigerians were currently living in Wuhan, the epicenter where the virus broke out in China.
“Life comes first. The Chinese Government is committed to safeguarding the safety and health of the Chinese people. We will, in a responsible manner, safeguard the safety of every foreign national in China, including the Nigerian expatriates, and address their legitimate concerns in a timely manner,” he said.
According to the ambassador, 475 people had been discharged from the hospital after recovering from the virus, and a total of 361 people had died from the disease.
He further noted that in the records, the number of confirmed cases of the virus infection climbed to 17,205 and while about 21,558 were said to have been infected with the virus in the Chinese mainland.