She was replying to a question from Shenzhen TV whether China is having communications with India on providing help And what kind of help on offer.
Without giving any details, Zhao said, “China expresses sincere sympathies to India over the deteriorating situation in the country recently,” according to the transcript of the presser accessed here.
“We believe that the Indian people will defeat the virus at an early date,” she said.
On Thursday, China said it has taken note of the shortage of medical supplies.
Spokesperson Wang Wenbin said, “The COVID-19 pandemic is a common enemy of all mankind that necessitates international solidarity and mutual assistance. China takes note of the recent grave situation in India with a temporary shortage of anti-epidemic medical supplies.
We stand ready to provide India with necessary support and assistance to get the epidemic under control.” (UNI)