China is willing to help India as it fights a surge in coronavirus cases, said the Chinese foreign ministry.

China is aware that the epidemic in India has been severe recently, and there is a temporary shortage of necessary materials for epidemic prevention, said Wang Wenbin, a spokesman at the foreign ministry.

“China is willing to provide the necessary support and help,” Wang said, without giving details of what such assistance might consist of.

“The novel coronavirus is a common enemy of all mankind, and the global community needs to unite as one to fight against epidemics.”