Officials from the Ministry of Health and Wellness of Mauritius Participate in the Video Conference on Technical Exchange on COVID-19 Between China and African Countries

On April 27, 2020, China and African countries held the first conference on technical exchange on COVID-19, revolving around epidemic prevention and control. About 200 government officials and medical experts from 22 African countries including Mauritius participated in the video conference online.

Dr. Wu Zunyou, Chief Epidemiologist of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and Dr. Ma Huilai, Director of Chinese Field Epidemiology Training Program of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, gave a detailed and in-depth briefing on the epidemic prevention and control, shared their clinical diagnosis and treatment, and  answered patiently nearly 50 questions of various types from African officials and experts.

China stated that the virus knows no borders, whereas humanity is a community of shared destiny. Only by a united fight with joint hands can the international community tide over the epidemic crisis. China attaches great importance to anti-epidemic cooperation with Africa, and will continue to provide utmost support and assistance to African countries within its ability while preventing the domestic epidemic from resurgence. It is believed that the friendly cooperation between China and African countries will endure the test of the epidemic situation and become even stronger.

Dr. Guajardo, person in charge of epidemic prevention and control of the Ministry of Health and Wellness of Mauritius attended the conference and highly commended that the video conference was of great significance for the epidemic prevention and control in Mauritius.

The video conference is organized the African Department of the Foreign Ministry and the National Health Commission of China. China and African countries will also conduct a series of exchange activities around clinical diagnosis and treatment, test methods, border quarantine and risk assessment.



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