China says it has discovered a cure for the now global epidemic of Coronavirus.
This was disclosed by the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Zhou Pingjian.
Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Monday, Pingjian said Chinese scientists were working to develop a vaccine for the virus, assuring that the epidemic would lose its momentum in the next two weeks.
“All things considered, the epidemic can be contained, controlled and treated. The Chinese nation has gone through great winds and waves and overcome countless difficulties. The 1000 bed makeshift hospital in Wuhan, which was built in 9 days and is in full operation today, speaks volumes” he said
The ambassador, who also revealed that 475 people had been discharged from the hospital after recovery from the virus, said a total of 361 people had died from the disease.
He also added that as of Monday, the number of confirmed cases of the virus infection climbed to 17,205; while about 21,558 individuals were also suspected of being infected with the virus in the Chinese mainland.
No case of the dreaded virus has been reported in Nigeria so far.