Chinese Ambassador to Iceland Jin Zhijian Meets with Minister of Health of Iceland

On January 30, Ambassador Jin Zhijian met with Ms. Svandís Svavarsdóttir, Minister of Health of Iceland, and introduced the situation of China's battle against current outbreak of pneumonia caused by novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).


Ambassador Jin introduced that since the outbreak, the central government and all local governments attached great importance to the prevention and control of the epidemic, and resolutely cut the spread of the epidemic through measures such as personnel isolation, suspension of public transportation and group travelling. Meanwhile China actively cooperated with international community and shared information with WHO and relevant organizations. China has the full confidence to win the battle against the outbreak. The Chinese Embassy is willing to keep in close contact with Ministry of Health and all relevant parties in Iceland and face the challenge together.


Ms. Svavarsdóttir appreciated the comprehensive introduction on the epidemic by Ambassador Jin, and spoke highly of the effective control measures of the Chinese government. The Ministry is willing to enhance contact and cooperation with the Embassy to safeguard the health and safety of Icelandic citizens and Chinese tourists in Iceland.