Envoy Vows Continued Support for Iranians in China amid Coronavirus Crisis
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Ambassador to China Mohammad Keshavarzzadeh made assurances that the country’s nationals residing in China will be strongly supported by the embassy until the end of the coronavirus epidemic in the East Asian country.
In a post on his Twitter account on Tuesday, Keshavarzzadeh said, “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in China will continue to support dear compatriots residing in China until the end of the Coronavirus crisis.”
He further pointed to the quarantine of the Iranian students that recently returned home from china and said, “Fortunately, the quarantine of the Iranians residing in Wuhan, who recently returned home, ended without a single case (of coronavirus) reported.”
About two week ago, dozens of Iranian students were flown back to the country by a Mahan Airlines plane from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak.
Having been quarantined for the past weeks, the students were discharged on Tuesday.
On February 3, head of the Affiliation Center for Disease Control of Iran’s Ministry of Health and Medical Education Mohammad Mehdi Gouya said no Iranian student in Wuhan had been infected with the coronavirus.
Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) has made several flights during past weeks to transport Iranians residing in China and Chinese residing in Iran.