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More medics rush to join the fight in Wuhan


Medical workers from the China-Japan Friendship Hospital in Beijing join hands before entering isolation units at Tongji Hospital affiliated with Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan on Feb 3. [Photo by Zhu Xingxin/China Daily]

Yang Meng, a doctor from the China-Japan Friendship Hospital in Beijing, removes her face mask after leaving a quarantine ward on Feb 3 in Wuhan, Hubei province. [Photo by Zhu Xingxin/China Daily]

Physician Duan Jun (center), from Beijing's China-Japan Friendship Hospital, checks a patient in a ward in Wuhan. [Photo by Zhu Xingxin/China Daily]

Doctors and nurses from around the country are being sent to the epicenter of the outbreak to provide help


As medical professionals in Wuhan, Hubei province, continue to battle the coronavirus, their peers from all parts of China have been heading to the city to offer assistance.

By Sunday, 155 doctors and nurses from the China-Japan Friendship Hospital in Beijing had been sent to frontline hospitals in Wuhan. More than 11,000 medics have been sent to Hubei's capital since the start of the outbreak, Guo Yanhong, an official with the National Health Commission, told a news briefing on Friday.