China wins global support for epidemic fight
Viruses do not respect borders. The fight against coronavirus is also a test of international solidarity in the face of common enemies of humanity.
BEIJING, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has had frequent phone conversations with his foreign counterparts over the past two weeks. With sympathies and solidarity pouring in from the international community, China has rallied global support as it wages a harsh war against the novel coronavirus outbreak, known as COVID-19.
China's measures to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic are achieving visible progress as the battle has reached a crucial time, Xi said in a phone call with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday.
Also on Tuesday, Xi had his second phone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron within a month.
China not only safeguards the lives and health of the Chinese people but acts in a highly responsible manner for global public health security, Xi told Macron.
Since the outbreak, China has mobilized the entire country and adopted the most comprehensive, rigorous and thorough prevention and control measures, including locking down the 10-million-population city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak.