Chinese medical team leaves PH after 2-week visit

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 19 2020 05:03 PM

MANILA - The team of Chinese medical experts has left Manila after a two-week visit and releasing its “findings and recommendations on how the Philippines can better deal with COVID-19.”

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. and Health Secretary Francisco Duque III expressed their appreciation to the medical experts as they sent them off at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Sunday.

The Chinese medical experts completed their two-week mission which included visits to various hospitals and COVID-19 facilities in the country.

As of Sunday, the Philippines has a total of 6,259 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Of this number, 572 have recovered while 409 have died.

The infection began at a public market that sold wild animals as delicacies in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December. It began spreading globally in January and has since infected over 2.1 million people, with more than 145,000 deaths.

- with a report from Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News