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Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 14:48
6,097 medics from across China sent to Hubei
By Liu Kun in Wuhan and Zhang Yi in Beijing
Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 14:48 By Liu Kun in Wuhan and Zhang Yi in Beijing

Medical workers from Beijing arrive at Wuhan Tianhe Airport in Wuhan, Hubei province, Jan 27, 2020. (TAO RAN / FOR CHINADAILY.COM.CN)

About 2,300 medical workers from across the Chinese mainland arrived in Hubei province on Tuesday to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of the pneumonia disease caused by a novel coronavirus, local authorities said on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, 21 medical teams comprised of 2,287 medical workers from Gansu and Guangdong provinces, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Shanghai, and other provinces arrived at Hubei, the epicenter of the outbreak.

A total of 6,097 medical employees from 26 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions, as well as three military hospitals have been sent to the province as of Wednesday. They have been dispatched to designated hospitals to join the medical work.

About 1,500 medical workers among the total have been sent to other cities in the province besides Wuhan that are also plagued by the contagion, including Huanggang, Ezhou, Xiaogan and Xianning, to alleviate the severe shortage of local medical personnel.

Eight provinces and municipalities including Guangdong, Zhejiang, Shandong, Tianjin, Jiangsu, Sichuan, Hunan and Shanghai have arranged for a second batch of medical teams consisting of 1,137 personnel to aid Hubei.

Members of a medical team prepare to leave for Wuhan at the Taiping International Airport in Harbin, Northeast China's Heilongjiang province, Jan 27, 2020. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

Members of a medical team prepare to leave for Wuhan, in Nanning, South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, Jan 27, 2020. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

Members of a medical team pose for a group photo before their departure to Wuhan, in Guiyang, Southwest China's Guizhou province, Jan 27, 2020. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

Members of a medical team prepare to leave for Wuhan, in Guiyang, Southwest China's Guizhou province, Jan 27, 2020. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

Members of a medical team pose for a group photo before their departure to Hubei province, at the Hohhot Baita International Airport in Hohhot, North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, Jan 28, 2020. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

Members of Zhejiang's second medical team leaving for Wuhan say goodbye to their colleagues before departure in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, Jan 28, 2020. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

Members of Zhejiang's second medical team leaving for Wuhan pose for a group photo before their departure in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, Jan 28, 2020. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

Members of a medical team send good wishes to each other before their departure to Wuhan of Hubei province, in Xining, Northwest China's Qinghai province, Jan 28, 2020. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

A member of a medical team leaving for Wuhan says goodbye to his colleague in Xining, Qinghai province, Jan 28, 2020. (PHOTO / XINHUA)


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