Over 10,000 military medics fight against COVID-19 with zero infection
Updated 14:49, 02-Mar-2020

China has dispatched over 10,000 military medics to work on the front line of the coronavirus epidemic, including 4,000 in Wuhan, according to an official from the Logistic Support Department of the Central Military Commission.

Nearly 3,000 beds have been set up by 63 military hospitals designated to treat patients with COVID-19,  said Chen Jingyuan at a press conference in Beijing.

So far, no infected case has been reported among the medics, added Chen.

As of Sunday, the designated hospitals of the armed forces and military medical teams dispatched to the virus-hit Hubei Province have treated 4,450 COVID-19 patients with 1,000 cured, Chen said.

Three military-led hospitals in Wuhan, capital of Hubei, has admitted 3,467 severe COVID-19 cases and cured 689 patients, said Chen.

While sticking to scientific treatment, the military medics have attached importance to self-protection, with no infection found among them so far, Chen added.

(With input from Xinhua)