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Saturday, January 25, 2020, 16:20
Military medical teams arrive in Wuhan to battle outbreak
By chinadaily.com.cn
Saturday, January 25, 2020, 16:20 By chinadaily.com.cn

Military medical personnel arrive in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province, to fight the novel coronavirus pneumonia, Jan 24, 2020. (HUANG SHIFENG / CHINADAILY.COM.CN)

About 450 military medical personnel and eight medical teams arrived in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province, on Friday to fight the novel coronavirus pneumonia.

The military medical personnel, among which are 143 from Air Force Medical University in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi province, 150 from The Second Military Medical University in Shanghai and 135 from Army Medical University in Chongqing. They and a batch of medical supplies and equipment were sent to Wuhan by the Airborne Force.

Military medical personnel arrive in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province, to fight the novel coronavirus pneumonia, Jan 24, 2020. (HUANG SHIFENG / CHINADAILY.COM.CN)

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The medical personnel have rich experience in the prevention, control and treatment of infectious diseases. Some of them participated in the fight against SARS and helped Africa fight an Ebola outbreak. They will go to Jinyintan Hospital, Hankou Hospital, and Wuchang Hospital in Wuhan on Saturday to carry out medical rescue services.

Medical teams from eight hospitals in South China's Guangdong province also rushed to Wuhan on Friday night.

According to the National Health Commission, the Chinese mainland has confirmed 1,287 cases of the new coronavirus pneumonia and 41 deaths.

Military medical personnel arrive in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province, to fight the novel coronavirus pneumonia, Jan 24, 2020. (LI ZIYUN / CHINADAILY.COM.CN)

Military medical personnel arrive in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province, to fight the novel coronavirus pneumonia, Jan 24, 2020. (ZHU YONG / CHINADAILY.COM.CN)

Military medical personnel arrive in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province, to fight the novel coronavirus pneumonia, Jan 24, 2020. (LI ZIYUN / CHINADAILY.COM.CN)

Military medical personnel arrive in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province, to fight the novel coronavirus pneumonia, Jan 24, 2020. (LI ZIYUN / CHINADAILY.COM.CN)

Military medical personnel arrive in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province, to fight the novel coronavirus pneumonia, Jan 24, 2020. (JIN ZHENQIANG / CHINADAILY.COM.CN)

Military medical personnel arrive in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province, to fight the novel coronavirus pneumonia, Jan 24, 2020. (JIN ZHENQIANG / CHINADAILY.COM.CN)

Military medical personnel arrive in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province, to fight the novel coronavirus pneumonia, Jan 24, 2020. (JIN ZHENQIANG / CHINADAILY.COM.CN

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