Beijing March 16 — Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday pledged to provide medical supplies to Spain as the European country is bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Spain has recorded a total of 193 deaths and 6,250 infection cases so far. Italy reported 368 more deaths bringing the total to 1,809, and the nationwide number of positive cases rose to 24,747. France reported a total of 127 deaths, and more than 5,423 cases have been identified.
Governments across Europe have imposed restrictions on the movement of citizens and tightened borders. The World Health Organization (WHO) has now declared Europe the “epicenter” of the pandemic.
The Chinese foreign minister said China has decided to urgently provide a batch of medical supplies based on the needs of Spain and open commercial channels for the country to import urgently needed personal protective equipment and medical materials.
Wang made the remarks during a telephone conversation with Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs Arancha Gonzalez Laya.