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Hubei reports 80 cured and released

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Wuhan hospital authorities have reported that as of late Tuesday, 80 out of 3500 infected patients have been cured and released from hospital.

Chines media reported that though the number cured and released was small compared to the number of total victims in Hubei and other parts of China, it was nevertheless the first steps in the fight against the deadly virus.

“The treatment used varied from patient to patient as it depended on age group, sex and stage of infections and the methods and medications used are now being studied nationwide in Chinese hospitals and medical research centres to identify a common denominator to develop a common treatment method to contain and eliminate the disease,” Chinese doctor contacted by Khmer Times China based media partners said.

China Daily reported that the country attaches great importance to the safety of all foreigners in China, including US nationals, and stands ready to keep close coordination and cooperation with the US on the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus, the country’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi said on Wednesday.

Yang, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and also director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks in a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Yang said since the outbreak of the contagion, China has dealt with the disease in an open, transparent and responsible manner, and informed the World Health Organization as well as relevant countries and regions of the disease in time, including the United States.

Pompeo appreciated China’s timely response to the concerns of the US over the epidemic and said Washington is willing to maintain close communication and coordination with China, provide necessary assistance to it and jointly cope with the international health security challenge.

Sin Chansereyvutha, spokesman for the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation, said that flights to and from China have been reduced to about 40 to 50 percent due to concerned tourists not booking as many flights.

Cambodia sole infected patient in Sihanoukville is reported to have shown marked improvement and is expected to be released soon while authorities have called for stern measures to punish those who posted fake social media accounts of non existent cases bit have not issued stern warning to health officials to execute their duty in monitoring the various entry points into Cambodia more strictly.

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