China sends medical team to Kazakhstan for COVID-19 control

China sends medical team to Kazakhstan for COVID-19 control

The Chinese government has sent a team of medical experts to Kazakhstan at the invitation of its government to help the country battle the COVID-19 outbreak.

The team left Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on Thursday for Kazakhstan. Organized by the National Health Commission, the team consists of 10 experts selected by Xinjiang.

The experts specializing in various areas including respiratory disease, intensive care, infectious disease and traditional Chinese medicine are from several hospitals and a local center for disease prevention and control in Xinjiang. 

The Chinese experts will share China's experience in COVID-19 prevention, diagnosis and treatment with their Kazakh counterparts, and provide training for Kazakh medical staff, public health officials and community workers.

The medical team took with them medical supplies donated by Xinjiang, including 49,600 disposable medical masks, 4,800 N95 masks, 2,000 protective suits and two non-invasive ventilators. 

(With input from Xinhua)