Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks to military staff at the Huoshenshan temporary hospital in Wuhan. Photo: Reuters
Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks to military staff at the Huoshenshan temporary hospital in Wuhan. Photo: Reuters

How China’s military took a frontline role in the coronavirus crisis

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping, who gave army medical teams the heaviest responsibilities, says virus is now ‘basically curbed’ thanks to their efforts
  • PLA’s Academy of Military Medical Sciences personnel have decades of experience including tackling Sars, Ebola, and the earthquake that shattered Sichuan in 2008

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks to military staff at the Huoshenshan temporary hospital in Wuhan. Photo: Reuters
Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks to military staff at the Huoshenshan temporary hospital in Wuhan. Photo: Reuters
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