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Friday, April 30, 2021, 20:23
Xi extends condolences to India's Modi over COVID-19 surge
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Friday, April 30, 2021, 20:23 By Xinhua

Relatives and friends put on personal protective equipment (PPE) suits before the burial of their loved one who died from the COVID-19 coronavirus, at a graveyard in New Delhi on April 30, 2021. (TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP)

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday sent a message of condolences to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

In the message, Xi said China is willing to strengthen anti-pandemic cooperation with India, and provide support and help to the country.

Noting that he is very concerned about the pandemic situation in India, Xi, on behalf of the Chinese government and people as well as in his own name, expressed sincere sympathies to the Indian government and people.

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The human race belongs to a community with a shared future, Xi said, adding that only through solidarity and cooperation can all countries across the world defeat the pandemic finally.

Xi said he believes that under the leadership of the Indian government, its people will surely overcome the pandemic.

India's COVID-19 tally reached 18,762,976 on Friday, as 386,452 new cases were recorded during the past 24 hours, said the federal health ministry.

Besides, as many as 3,498 deaths across the country since Thursday morning took the total death toll to 208,330.

Mo Jingxi contributed to this report

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