Chinese Embassy: Chinese medical team to assist PH in fighting COVID-19

Aileen Cerrudo

The Chinese Embassy announced that a Chinese medical expert team will come to the Philippines to assist in the country’s battle against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

In a Facebook post, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian said the Chinese government will dispatch a Chinese medical expert team to the Philippines upon the request of Philippine government. 

Huang had a phone call with Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III on Monday (March 30).

“Both sides exchanged views on the cooperation between China and the Philippines in fighting against COVID-19,” the post reads.

The medical team will provide technical advice on epidemic prevention and control as well as sharing medical treatment experience.

Meanwhile, Secretary Duque expressed his appreciation and gratitude for China’s support to the Philippines in battling the epidemic. He added that he is looking forward to the arrival of the Chinese medical expert team. AAC

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