As World fights Corona, China takes advantage of situation, earns billions by selling Medical equipments

Everyone is well aware of the novel coronavirus which originated in China has by far, spread in over 160 countries across the world. By far, the virus has affected over 7.2 lakh people globally and the global death toll has risen to at least 34,000. Thankfully, over 1.5 lakh people have recovered from the deadly outbreak.

It is to be noticed that the Coronavirus is bent upon killing human beings, eliminating them. It has put the entire world in a lockdown. It is a battle of life and death and we have to win it.

The speed with which COVID-19 is spreading seems unstoppable, thereby the world is going towards a lockdown. It has created a panic situation across the world. People have been advised to adopt social distancing during the lockdown. The condition across the world is critical but we know–this too shall pass.

The entire world is fighting against the coronavirus pandemic. Some of the countries are one the verge of devastation. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, America, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, and Iran have gone from bad to worse. 

In the US alone, the confirmed positive cases of coronavirus have surpassed 1.4 lakh so far, while at least 2,489 people have died in the country from the infection. Whereas, in Italy, the confirmed positive cases of coronavirus have surpassed 97,000 and over 10,000 people have lost their lives due to the virus.

China which has witnessed more than 3000 deaths to the Covid-19 outbreak is now seeing a slow down in the number of cases being reported. For days now, China has not recorded even a single domestic case.

Lockdown has been lifted in Wuhan. Now, the whole world is eyeing China. The entire world wants to know how China has brought the fast-spreading disease under control. 

Above all, China has started trade in the name of assistance. China has signed a multi-million-euro contract with Spain to sell medical supplies to fight the COVID-19 outbreak.

Worth some 432 million euros ($467 million), the deal will cover 550 million masks, 5.5 million rapid test kits, 950 respirators and 11 million pairs of gloves to address shortages in Spain. 

The announcement came as Spain saw the number of deaths surge to 3,434 after more than 738 people died in the past 24 hours, overtaking the figure in China where the virus originated late last year.

China claims that it has controlled the coronavirus pandemic in the country. Now, it wants to help other countries by selling them medical equipment. The Chinese government has announced that it would provide medical assistance to 82 countries to fight against the COVID-19 outbreak. Now, China is making best use of this opportunity by selling medical supplies to other countries in the time of crisis. 

In India alone, the confirmed positive cases of coronavirus have surpassed 1,000 so far, while at least 20 people have died in the country from the infection.

Scientists are trying their best to find a complete cure to combat the fast-spreading disease. Unfortunately, for now, there is no vaccination or cure available to help patients recover the deadly disease. So it is advised to take all possible precautions. Maintain social distancing to avoid coronavirus infection. Make sure that you keep yourself away from those who have coronavirus symptoms.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.