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4,000-plus military medics to continue supporting Wuhan anti-virus battle

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 10:16, March 27, 2020

BEIJING, March 26 (Xinhua) -- The 4,000-plus military medical professionals that have rushed to aid the battle against the novel coronavirus in central China's city of Wuhan are sticking to their positions until "a full victory is achieved."

Ren Guoqiang, a Defense Ministry spokesman, made the remarks at a press conference Thursday.

The military medics who came to help Wuhan will remain committed to supporting local authorities in fighting coronavirus, treating patients and carrying out scientific research, Ren said.

China's military medical experts have wasted no time stepping up drug and vaccine research as well as virus source tracing to aid the country's anti-virus battle, the spokesman said.

On March 16, a recombinant novel coronavirus vaccine developed by a research team led by Chen Wei, an academician at the Chinese Academy of Engineering and a researcher at the institute of military medicine under the Academy of Military Sciences, passed a review by authorities and was greenlighted for clinical trials, he said.

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