China injects confidence into global efforts to fight novel coronavirus

By He Yin
China is hailed by the international community for its efforts made to contain the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, and is said to have made a great contribution to all mankind.
The achievements of epidemic control made by China in the epicenter are obvious to all, which conveys China’s resolve and confidence to defend Hubei province and its capital Wuhan.
The situation of coronavirus prevention in Hubei and Wuhan has shown positive changes and achieved phased results, initially realizing goals to stabilize and turn around the situation, said Chinese President Xi Jinping during an inspection of the epidemic prevention and control work there.
With concrete actions, the Chinese government and people have demonstrated the strength and spirit of China, as well as the Chinese people’s love for their family and nation, which enables them to stick together through thick and thin.
Wuhan is a heroic city, and people of Hubei and Wuhan are heroic people who have never been crushed by any difficulty and danger in history. The city’s medical staff worked day and night and risked their lives to complete their missions and live up to people’s trust, and Party members there also feared no sacrifice and shouldered responsibilities, always bearing in mind the overall interests of the nation and willing to contribute.
Such sense of responsibility has won wide praise from the international community, with the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organization (WHO) kept saying that the world should thank the country.
The WHO has declared the COVID-19 a pandemic based on its latest assessment. As the virus is penetrating the borders of more and more countries, China’s experience and achievements are especially eye-catching.
Since the outbreak, China has carried out the most comprehensive, rigorous and thorough prevention and control measures, and effectively curbed further spread of the epidemic.
“In the face of a previously unknown virus, China has rolled out perhaps the most ambitious, agile, and aggressive disease containment effort in history,” praised the WHO.
It is believed by most foreign state leaders that these efforts indicate China’s responsibility for its people, the world and the history.
“The experience we have so far from China is that containment is possible,” said Tedros, adding it cannot happen without the strong commitment from the Chinese government and strong cooperation by the Chinese people.
There’s no doubt that China’s phased achievements in the battle against the epidemic has injected confidence into the global efforts.
China has created a valuable window of opportunity for the world, enabling other countries to make adequate preparation.
The WHO stressed on many occasions that the massive epidemic prevention and control measures in Hubei and Wuhan have gained time for not only other Chinese provinces, but also other countries to gear up their response.
The window of opportunity was earned by China’s massive COVID-19 response action, said Tedros, who believes that the window of opportunity is still there for many countries and regions, although the epidemic has spread to 118 of them.
China’s efforts have won time and hope for the world, and the country has provided important experience and reference for the world, from free testing and the gradually increasing test efficiency, to the separation of mild and severe cases and online medical consultation, and from designating hospitals and building makeshift ones, to mobilizing communities to deliver livelihood supplies.
China’s courage to shoulder responsibilities, wisdom in applying scientific approaches, strategies of addressing both epidemic prevention and production, as well as the capability of execution have all made valuable experiences.
“We will ask for additional advice from China. They are the most competent to teach us and inform us about their experience in coping with the disease,” said Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic at a recent press conference.    
At present, Chinese experts have been dispatched to Iran, Iraq and Italy to help them curb the virus, and the Chinese government and experts are also sharing the country’s experience through multiple channels. China’s experience not only warms the world, but also boosts its confidence.
Facing the urgent task of epidemic control, countries around the world should stay confident and fight side by side to achieve the final victory for the entire human race.

A team of 9 medical experts dispatched by the Chinese government arrives at the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy with 31 tons of medical supplies, March 12, local time.  (Photo by Han Shuo/People’s Daily)