Lt. Gn. (Rtd) Dr Martin Chedondo the ambassador of Zimbabwe to China has issued a statement on the outbreak of Coronavirus which has spread across China.
In his statement, he appealed to Zimbabweans in China to remain calm and follow the advice proffered by the Chinese government.
"I would like to assure you that the measures that are being taken are based on best practices and meant to contain the situation," he said.
Citizens are being urged to keep the embassy informed on their situation and desist from posting sensational news that has the tendency of causing panic to others and especially their relatives back home.
China is home to thousands of Zimbabweans with the majority being students in various higher learning institutions. The City of Wuhan from which the virus is believed to have started is home to several universities and has since been put on lock-down. Since it's during the most important holiday in China, the Chinese New Year, many international students have been forced to cancel their flights back home for the holidays due to the closure of the airport and other transport facilities.
To date more 1,300 cases have been identified, with 41 deaths across the China.
Earlier on the state run news outlet reported that at least 22 people onboard of a flight from Wuhan City were under surveillance with the majority being Zimbabweans. Major ports of entry in Africa have stepped up temperature scanning of inbound flights from China and Asia at large.
The ambassador concluded by encouraging people to be hopeful that no adverse effects befalls any Zimbabwean and that authorities find an effective solution in due course.
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