Extracts from Foreign Ministry Spokesperson’s Regular Press Conference on April 23, 2021
Shenzhen TV: It is reported that India is experiencing a shortage of medical supplies as the country is hit by a new round of COVID-19 outbreak. Yesterday, your colleague stated China’s position on the situation in India. I’d like to ask if China is having communications with India on providing help. What kind of help will China offer?
Zhao Lijian: I took note of the relevant report. China expresses sincere sympathies to India over the deteriorating situation in the country recently. The Chinese government and people firmly support the Indian government and people in fighting the coronavirus. China is ready to provide support and help according to India’s need, and is in communication with the Indian side on this. We believe that the Indian people will defeat the virus at an early date.
Extracts from Foreign Ministry Spokesperson’s Regular Press Conference on April 22, 2021
CNR: According to media reports, as of 10 a.m. on April 21, India has reported a record high new and cumulative confirmed cases of COVID-19. The situation in India is grave as the country is undergoing a new round of outbreak. Does China have any comment on this?
Wang Wenbin: 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.