Pak Embassy two officers return to Beijing after 72 days in pandemic-hit Wuhan

By: News Desk
Published: 02:03 PM, 27 Apr, 2020
Pak Embassy two officers return to Beijing after 72 days in pandemic-hit Wuhan
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Ambassador of Pakistan to the People’s Republic of China Naghmana Hashmi on Monday said that two officers of ‘Pakistan Embassy Solidarity Team’ have now returned to Beijing after spending hectic 72 days in pandemic-hit Wuhan.

The ambassador on her official twitter handle @AmbNaghmanaHash posted a video in which she praised the efforts of both officers Junaid and Suleman of Pakistan Embassy to China who assisted around 1300 Pakistani students and nationals in the pandemic-hit Wuhan.

Both officers have now resumed their duties at the Pakistan Embassy in China.

“The brilliant young officers reached the Wuhan when the coronavirus was at its peak in the city,’ she said.

“Naturally the mental pressure on the Pakistani students stranded in Wuhan was very high but our officers reached the spot and assisted them in the tough time,” the ambassador said.

It is pertinent to mention that the Chinese authorities have lifted the lockdown from Wuhan, the original epicentre of the coronavirus crisis, on April 8.

Wuhan, a sprawling industrial hub on the banks of the Yangtze River, reported more than 50,000 infections and over 2,500 deaths, accounting for 77% of all coronavirus deaths across China, according to the National Health Commission.