On his Twitter account, the foreign minister expressed sorrow for the death of several people and the material damages caused in the city of Zhengzhou, in Henan province, which he extended to the relatives and friends of the victims.
The Chinese Government deployed more than 45,000 rescuers and military personnel in Henan, who contribute to restore electrical and telecommunications networks, road-cleaning operations and relocate the victims in safe areas.
Likewise, it sent a medical contingent, made up of doctors, specialists in different disciplines and technicians from the country’s six regions, to support medical care, join the epidemiological control efforts and eliminate potential risks in healthcare centers.
Meanwhile, the Finance Ministry approved 100 million yuan (15.45 million dollars) to support relief efforts in Henan, and many Chinese companies, institutions and artists donate cash, food and other basic articles.
Considered the most intense rains in the last six decades, the Chinese meteorological department pointed out that those rains are due to the proximity of a typhoon.