The Chinese Ambassador to the Maldives, Zhang Lizhog has stated that China will provide assistance to the Maldives amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Zhang Lizhong, who also commended Maldives' efforts against the global COVID-19 pandemic, said that Maldives had supported China during its time of distress, and that China would return the support back. This was stated in a tweet on 24th of March.
Following a request from Maldives, which has total 8 active cases currently, the supply from China is ready for dispatch, and a flight is being arranged to carry the items, according to the Ambassador.
Over the last five days, health authorities have reported only one new locally transmitted case of Covid-19 and according to official statistics, China has defeated the coronavirus. On 24th March in Wuhan, the centre of the outbreak and the country’s worst-hit area, officials reported a fifth day without new cases.