An anti-COVID-19 medical team from China to Malaysia arrive at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia, April 18, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhu Wei)
KUALA LUMPUR -- A team of medical experts sent by the Chinese government arrived at Malaysia on Saturday to help the country fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
The eight-member expert team was received by Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia Bai Tian and officials from Malaysia's Ministry of Health upon their arrival at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Members of Chinese anti-COVID-19 medical team to Malaysia paste stickers on their uniforms in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province, April 18, 2020. (Xinhua/Deng Hua)
During the expert team's two-week stay in Malaysia, they will share experience and expertise on fighting COVID-19 with their Malaysian counterparts, which may help Malaysia's effort against the pandemic, said the Chinese ambassador.
"This is the time when governments and the people of China and Malaysia work together and look after each other to overcome the difficulties. It also demonstrates the deep and warm relationship between China and Malaysia," Bai added.
A worker unloads medical supplies brought by an anti-COVID-19 medical team from China to Malaysia at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia, April 18, 2020. (Chinese Embassy in Malaysia/Handout via Xinhua)
Malaysian Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said the Chinese expert team and Malaysian experts would share and exchange experience and views regarding COVID-19.
"We will discuss with our colleagues from China and we will see how we can cooperate, to improve our virus detection, our treatment and public health, and how we can work together with China," he told a daily press conference.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Malaysia rose to 5,305 after 54 new cases were recorded on Saturday.