By Margaret Kamba
The People’s Republic of China PRC continues to break all limits as it moves to address the deadly corona virus which has killed hundreds.
Over 9 000 cases were reported while almost 200 people died. Despite this move which many believe was aimed at hurting the Chinese economy, Chinese hospitals have discharged 475 recovered patients of coronavirus infection.
Major strides seen during this crisis include the Wuhan Huoshenshan Hospital a 1,000-bed hospital, built in less than 10 days and the mobilisation of sixty-eight medical teams totalling over 8,310 members being sent to central China's Hubei Province to aid novel coronavirus control.
China has not been deterred and says the coronavirus's influence on the economy is momentary and economic growth in the long run is still positive; there is a notable drop in the culture, tourism, catering and transportation sectors, but e-commerce is booming.
Zimbabwe stands by China through this ordeal and continues to offer its unwavering support.
Dr Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tedros, Director-General of the World Health Organization, speaking at the press conference in Geneva, described the virus as an "unprecedented outbreak" that has been met with an "unprecedented response."
“As I have said repeatedly since my return from Beijing, the 🇨🇳 government is to be congratulated for the extraordinary measures it has taken to contain the #2019nCoV outbreak, despite the severe social and economic impact those measures are having on the Chinese people"