Israel to China: ‘Stand Strong!’

3 February, 2020   |   2 months ago

Director-General of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs Yuval Rotem conveyed his best wishes to China, which is contending with the outbreak of Coronavirus.

“We stand with China’s people and government facing the CoronaVirus crisis. Continue to stand strong!” he tweeted.

Some 17,400 cases of the virus have been reported in the country, with at least 362 deaths and 486 patients who have been cured.

The Coronavirus death rate is 2% or one death in every 50 cases, but this is a very early estimate.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday lauded the Chinese government for its efforts to combat the spread of the virus.

Speaking at a special meeting on Israel’s preventive measures to combat Corona, Netanyahu said that ” the Chinese government has made great efforts here” to prevent the spread of the virus. On behalf of the government of Israel, I would like to express appreciation for China‚Äôs effort to prevent the spread of this virus.”

Despite several scares, Israel has yet to contend with a patient suffering from Corona, with several people tested for the virus all proving negative.