Xi declares support for medical professionals fighting coronavirus

Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed the importance of protecting medical personnel to make sure they are healthy and focused on winning the battle against the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping checks the treatment of hospitalized patients at the monitoring center and talks to medical staff on duty via a video link at Beijing Ditan Hospital in Beijing, capital of China (Photo Credit: Xinhua 10.02.2020)

Noting that medical workers are the backbone of the fight against the epidemic, Xi stressed the importance of protecting and caring for them and providing support for them from all aspects.

The president called for scientific and logistical support for medical teams in Hubei Province and Wuhan City to ensure they can conduct their work timely and effectively.

He appreciated the devotion of medical workers fighting at the front line since the onset of the outbreak, saying that he has instructed the governments at all levels to solve any problems and difficulties they face during their work.