The Chinese government has reassured Zimbabwean parents whose children are studying in China not to panic over the coronavirus (COVID-19) saying the situation is under control.
China’s Deputy Ambassador to Zimbabwe His Excellency, Zhao Baogang, on Tuesday addressed parents with children studying in China in Harare. He said:
I want to assure you and do not panic. I promise you that your Children are safe in China.
The situation is now under control as being witnessed by new cases being reported. Most cases were reported in Hubei.
We will continue to work hard to contain the virus, we have deployed more doctors and more nurses than patients and we hope that the virus will end by April.
Zhao told the parents that the Chinese government was ready to assist Zimbabwe should the need to evacuate its citizens from the Asian country arises.
The Deputy Chinese ambassador then gave out his mobile number for assistance to the parents in case it is needed.