CHINA Guangdong sends "hospital" to epicenter of coronavirus outbreak


Guangdong sends "hospital" to epicenter of coronavirus outbreak


13:04, February 10, 2020

GUANGDONG, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- After 12 hours of continuous driving, seven emergency medical vehicles arrived in Wuhan, along with 60 medical workers from south China's Guangdong Province.

After another six hours, a tent hospital was erected in the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak and began operation.

The small-scale hospital equipped with portable medical devices can meet basic clinic requirements, and "can operate on its own for seven to 10 days without local support," said Zhang Gangqing, leader of the medical team.

According to the provincial health commission, Guangdong has sent over 1,100 medical workers to Hubei since late January.

As of Sunday, incomplete statistics showed that various sectors of Guangdong society have donated money and materials worth nearly 2.5 billion yuan (360 million U.S. dollars), including 14 million masks, 210,000 protective and biohazard suits, 210,000 goggles and over 2.1 million medical gloves.


(Photo: VCG)

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