200 medical workers arrive in Hebei to help tackle coronavirus flare-up

China | 8 Jan 2021 5:15 pm

Ten teams of medical workers from two provinces in eastern China have been sent to Hebei province to help with nucleic acid testing in the province, which has reported over 100 confirmed coronavirus infections since the beginning of 2021, the China Daily reports.

Designated by the joint coronavirus prevention, control and treatment group of the State Council, the teams consist of 209 medical workers from Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces.


They rushed to the provincial capital Shijiazhuang late Thursday, and joined in the nucleic acid testing work in the cities of Shijiazhuang and Xingtai upon arrival, the publicity department of Hebei said Friday.

Each team brought with them five sets of testing equipment and 50,000 nucleic acid testing kits.

The latest resurgence of the virus in Hebei started on January 2, when a 61-year-old woman in the rural area of Gaocheng District in Shijiazhuang was diagnosed with the new coronavirus disease.

By Thursday, Hebei had 123 local confirmed patients in hospitals, with five of them in severe condition.

There are 181 local non symptomatic patients under medical observation, the provincial health commission said. All are in the cities of Shijiazhuang and Xingtai.


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