China says it is willing to offer support to India 'according to its needs'

We stand ready to provide India with necessary support and assistance to get the epidemic under control: China

China on Thursday offered to provide the necessary support and assistance to India to deal with the sharp increase in the Covid-19 cases in the country.


Asked about the spike in the coronavirus cases in India by the official Chinese media, Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told a media briefing here that the COVID-19 "pandemic is a common enemy of all mankind that necessitates international solidarity and mutual assistance".


"China takes note of the recent grave situation in India with a temporary shortage of anti-epidemic medical supplies," he said.


"We stand ready to provide India with necessary support and assistance to get the epidemic under control," he said.


China reported the first COVID-19 case in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019 and since then the deadly disease has snowballed into a pandemic, affecting more than 143,915,000 people and over 3,060,500 deaths worldwide.


According to Johns Hopkins coronavirus tracker, the US alone has reported 31,862,987 cases and 569,404 deaths from the deadly virus.

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