Medical workers from East China's Jiangsu Province and Zhejiang Province on Thursday left for Hebei to support the northern province's fight against COVID-19.
The two medical teams, comprising 209 health workers, will aid Hebei's provincial capital Shijiazhaung and the city of Xingtai in mass testing. Jiangsu and Zhejiang have also offered medical supplies to Hebei, such as medical equipment and nuclei acid test kits.
The move, highly appreciated by Hebei health authorities, came after a recent outbreak in the province, which has seen cases spike and prompted mass testing, school closures and a partial suspension of travel links to the province.
Hebei reported 33 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases and 39 asymptomatic cases on Thursday, the provincial health commission said Friday.
A provincial-wide mass testing is now under way to ward off the potential further spread of the virus.
(Compiled by Lu Dong)