‘It was not determined exactly which wild animal was’
Underlining that the developments on the new type of coronavirus epidemic still maintain its warmth on the agenda, Cui said:
“Everyone is concerned because it is an infectious disease. For this reason, I would like to share some information about this epidemic with you. The virus that caused the outbreak appeared in a seafood market located in Wuhan City, China’s Hubey Province. As a result of researches, we have detected the gene sequence of the virus, namely the new type of coronavirus, and shared it with the World Health Organization. This virus, which has been found to be unrelated to seafood sold in the market, is thought to be related to illegally sold wild animals in the market. But it has not yet been determined exactly which wild animal it is. ”
‘Bat soup video is a video shot in 2016’
Cui Wei, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China, “I would like to remind you that the video shot by the Chinese woman drinking bat soup allegedly causing this epidemic in social media is actually a video shot in the South Pacific in 2016. The bat is definitely not included in Chinese cuisine and tables, ”he said.
“After the virus was detected, tests for virus diagnosis were developed and began to be produced to a large extent. On top of that, healthcare institutions quickly and successfully became able to identify patients infected with this virus. By using the experience of combating SARS, the treatment method was determined with the available drugs. In this treatment method, which has been developed as the fifth version so far, different treatment methods are applied to patients with critical and severe conditions, patients with severe conditions and patients with severe conditions. Two private hospitals with a total of 2500 beds were built in Wuhan within 10 days and were subsequently put into service. Within 2 days, 11 cabins with 10,000 beds were converted into a hospital. In addition, isolation is applied in Vuhan City with a population of 11 million. In the other provinces in China, a first degree emergency was declared, and everyone who visited Wuhan was investigated one by one, all the people they contacted after Wuhan were identified and many different measures were taken. ”
‘The number of cases finalized 33 thousand 791’
Cui Wei, Consul General, who also shared the latest figures on coronavirus, said:
“It has been two weeks since unprecedented measures have begun to be implemented and good results have started to be achieved. First, sick and suspicious cases were detected. Until February 9, 00:00 Beijing time, the number of finalized cases in China is 33 thousand 791 and the number of suspect cases is 28 thousand 942. The news that makes us happy is that the number of newly detected patients and the number of suspicious cases decrease day by day. In addition, the number of those recovered and discharged is rapidly increasing. At the same time, most of the finalized cases are at a much lower level than in Hubey, the number of finalized cases and the number of deaths in other states. Finally, this virus has affected other countries less than China, 302 cases have been detected in 24 countries so far and 1 person has died. The feature of this virus is that it is highly infectious but has a low lethal effect. Currently, the lethal effect of this virus is 2.1 percent. Most of those who died were elderly people with lower diseases, high sensitivity and low immunity. Looking at the lethal effects, SARS was 10 percent, H1N1 was 17.4 percent and MERS was 34.4 percent.
‘The virus is caused by nature, it is not in global epidemic format right now’
I have heard from some Turkish friends that this virus is a biological weapon, but this virus is caused by nature. WHO Director General has repeatedly stated that he did not participate in the implementation of travel or commercial restrictions, even though he declared the outbreak as an international emergency. According to WHO experts, the new type of coronavirus outbreak is not currently in the global outbreak format, but only in a few resource points and is transmitted as a group. Also, it has been observed that this virus has not undergone any mutations. While all this happened, some countries caused chaos with their extreme reactions. The public’s learning of the facts was mixed and caused them to panic. ”
‘Panic and narrations are more scary than the virus’
Consul General Cui pointed out that more terrible than the virus of panic and rumors, “the 1999 Marmara Earthquake Immediately after, during my mission in the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Beijing, spend a long and continuous working hours, relief supplies and search and rescue teams to Turkey I had consulted to send. The two peoples overcame this difficulty together in solidarity. Today, during work-related outbreaks in Istanbul, Turkey saw the great support. I believe that in addition to the medicine and powerful methods of China, we will overcome this virus with your support. The virus is not so terrible, we detected the virus, and we began to discharge the patients. The main thing to pay attention to is panic and narrations are more scary than the virus. I would like everyone to be cool about this epidemic and to look and behave logically. The Chinese Consulate General in Istanbul will continue to keep you informed with the latest developments. ”