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Chinese Embassy releases statement on coronavirus outbreak

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 30/01/2020

The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Kingdom of Tonga released a statement yesterday on the latest situation on the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus outbreak in China.

It stated that by midday Jan 29th (yesterday) the confirmed cases in China are 5974, among which 103 are cured and 132 dead. There are also 9239 suspected cases under medical observation.

It continued stating that the Chinese government was committed to combatting the spread of this virus and the protection of the public.

The statement also emphasized China’s commitment to ensuring the safety and health of all the foreign citizens in China, including Tongan citizens. The Chinese Foreign Affairs ministry has established an emergency coordinating mechanism to work close with foreign missions to deal with foreign affairs caused by the epidemic however the Chinese government holds that is not necessary to conduct massive evacuation of foreign nationals from China.

The statement assured that the Chinese government will spare no efforts to protect the safety and health of Tongan citizens in China, keep sharing first-hand information with Tonga, and actively working with the international community to win the fight against this novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic as soon as possible.

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