Over 30,000 medics battling in Wuhan against coronavirus
Since late January, more than 30,000 medical workers across the nation have been dispatched to and are on the front lines in central China's Wuhan City, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak. Medical practitioners from numerous hospitals in southwest China's Sichuan Province also joined the battle against the virus.
"The pandemic is accelerating."
"More than 300,000 cases of COVID-19 have now been reported to WHO from almost every country in the world," WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says. "That's heartbreaking." abcn.ws/2Ja8ceg The Chinese city at the center of the international coronavirus emergency has mobilized 34,000 health workers to check on the health of its entire population. The number of coronavirus infection cases has reached nearly 64,000 in China.
Almost all of the cases are in China's Hubei province.
It has also seen more than 95 percent of the 1,380 deaths so far.
Nearly 500 cases have been confirmed in 24 other countries.
The Philippines, Hong Kong and Japan have each reported one death from the virus.
Victor Gao, the vice president at the Center for China and Globalization, discusses the outcome with Al Jazeera. China reports its fewest new coronavirus infections since January and its lowest daily death toll for a week. CGTN's Xu Mengqi reports from Wuhan with the latest.