Zhong Nanshan, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, exchanged ideas with foreigners on April 15th to share the experience in China on coronavirus testing, tracking and treatment of infected patients.
Nineteen foreigners, from countries including Japan, Australia, Pakistan, Botswana, Vietnam, Russia, Nigeria and Bangladesh, joined the event with Zhong. They shared their experiences in Guangzhou, and raised questions such as “How to prevent coronavirus as a foreign student?”, “What measures should Africa and South Asia take to fight the coronavirus?”, “When to wear masks?”, and “Can mosquitoes cause the spread of new coronavirus?”
In the meeting, Zhong gave a report on the experience of fighting against COVID-19 in China. Noting that countries should fight as one in face of COVID-19, Zhong said that "we should carry out more medical cooperation" along with the assistance of medical supplies. Zhong said an early diagnosis, early quarantine and early treatment are effective measures in containing the spread of the virus in China. The key lies in social distancing and wearing masks. In the Q&A section, he shared his suggestions on prevention measures, global anti-epidemic cooperation, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 and how to stay healthy by exercising.