Military medical staff airlifted by eight large transport planes of the air force of the People's Liberation Army arrive at Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 2, 2020. (Photos: Xinhua)
While medics and scientists battled the previously unknown virus head-on, hundreds of millions of people abandoned their holiday plans to stay at home in quarantine.
Medical workers pose for photos after seeing cured patients off at the Wuchang temporary hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, March 10, 2020.
A researcher shows the experiment to develop an mRNA vaccine targeting the novel coronavirus in east China's Shanghai, Jan. 29, 2020.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic welcomes a team of Chinese medical workers with experience fighting COVID-19 as they arrive in the Serbian capital of Belgrade on March 21, 2020.