Medical workers from Shanxi join battle against novel coronavirus in Hubei

By Qiu Quanlin and Sun Ruisheng (

Updated: 2020-02-12


The sixth batch of medical workers takes a group photo in Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi province, before departing for Hubei to join the battle against the novel coronavirus epidemic. [Photos by Hao Dongliang for] 

Two groups of medical workers from North China's Shanxi province traveled to Central China's Hubei province on Tuesday, joining the battle against the novel coronavirus epidemic.

One group of 12 doctors and nurses from respiratory departments and intensive care units from various hospitals in Shanxi will work in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei, the hardest-hit city with the disease.

Another group of 60 doctors and nurses will work in Xiantao and Tianmen cities of Hubei, according to the health authorities in Shanxi.

Sources with Shanxi health authorities said more medical workers, along with medical protective supplies, would be sent to Hubei in the days ahead.