Egypt is fully confident that China, as a super power, will defeat coronavirus at the earliest time possible, Health and Population Minister Hala Zayed said on Monday.
Zayed made her remarks during a press conference held at the Egyptian embassy in Beijing on the fringe of her visit to China, upon the directives of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, to show solidarity with the Chinese people against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
China has provided Egypt with 1,000 thermal detectors along with the updated version of the technical documents illustrating the precautionary measures taken against the epidemic, which will be of great use to contain the virus spread, Zayed noted.
She said her current visit coincided with President Sisi’s decision to mark a number of Egyptian landmarks in the colors of the Chinese flag in a humanitarian gesture of solidarity with the Chinese people.
The minster added the Egyptian people will soon join their Chinese brethren in their celebrations for eradicating the coronavirus, commending the effective precautionary measures taken by the Chinese government to protect the Chinese people and all humanity from the deadly virus.
These measures have contributed to curbing the virus spread at the international level, Zayed said.
In the past weeks, Egypt had upped preventive measures at all entry points nationwide to combat a global outbreak of the China originated disease.
The epidemic has killed over 3,000 people worldwide, with the vast majority in mainland China.
It has infected a near 90,000 globally, with infections hitting every continent except Antarctica.