GLOBALink | Thousands of medics nationwide rushing to aid Shanghai in COVID-19 response
SHANGHAI, April 4 (Xinhua) -- As of Sunday, around 10,000 medics nationwide had rushed to China's business hub Shanghai to aid the megacity to fight against the resurging COVID-19.
On Sunday, thousands of medics from provincial-level regions such as Tianjin, Hubei, Shandong and Jiangxi arrived in the megacity with a population of 25 million by 10 high-speed trains.
Medical teams coming from the nearby provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Anhui have already arrived in Shanghai to join in the fight, according to the Shanghai Municipal Health Commission.
Shanghai is conducting a citywide nucleic acid testing on Monday after citywide antigen testing on Sunday. The rushing medics aim to help Shanghai to fulfill the task.
The commission said the measures were aimed at completely eliminating potential risks, cutting off the chain of transmission, curbing the spread of the virus, and achieving dynamic zero-COVID as soon as possible.
On Sunday, Shanghai reported 425 confirmed locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases and 8,581 asymptomatic carriers.
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