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Wuhan's war on COVID-19: How China mobilizes the whole country to contain the virus

BEIJING, Feb. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CGTN recently looked back on China's efforts to fight the ongoing new coronavirus outbreak in a recent report and released an original video.A health crisis struck China on the cusp of the new year. Wuhan, a metropolis of 11 million residents in central China'sHubei Province, would become the epicenter of a new coronavirus.On January 23, Chinese authorities placed a lockdown on Wuhan, a transportation hub with a population 1.3 times that of New York, to contain the disease.Rapidly rising numbers of infected cases put the local health care system under tremendous stress. An unprecedented rescue mission and nationwide battle against the epidemic began.The first batch of medical teams from outside Hubei arrived on the Chinese New Year's Eve. Meanwhile, Chinese companies were ordered to build a 1,000-bed hospital within 10 days. Work on a second facility with 1,300 beds followed two days later.
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