Moldova’s Embassy in Beijing was contacted by two Moldovan citizens who said that they are blocked on the territory of Wuhan city in Hubei province, where entry and exist is banned. As a result, the Embassy contacted the Chinese authorities so that these allow the Moldovans to leave the city that is in quarantine, IPN reports, with reference to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration.
Another two families of Moldovans who live in other Chinese provinces that weren’t affected by the coronavirus expressed their readiness to leave China so as to avoid infection.
According to the Ministry, there are about 300 Moldovans in China. Of them, 134 study there, while 115 settled in this country. The rest have temporary stay permits.
The latest reports say the death toll from the coronavirus reached 106, with 4,474 persons being infected worldwide. The Ministry reiterated the warning against travelling to the People’s Republic of China and recommends the Moldovans to temporarily avoid travelling to Hubei province.
Minister of Health, Labor and Social Protection Viorica Dumbrăveanu told the press that the Ministry’s Commission for Public Health Emergencies convened a day ago and each of the authorities presented the measures taken to control the new coronavirus. Moldova is following the WHO recommendations. “No cases of the new coronavirus have been so far reported in Moldova,” she stated.