Behind Masks: Frontline Heroes in Wuhan

April 27, 2020 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
By April 26, the number of COVID-19 patients in Wuhan, once the epicenter of coronavirus in China, has dropped to zero, a health official said.

Three months have passed from the early stage of the epidemic when the coronavirus began spreading from Wuhan. The number of confirmed cases grew very quickly, which brought huge pressure to the local medical system.

More than 40,000 medical workers from across China headed to the epicenter to assist with COVID-19 treatment. They did not only help ease the shortage of local medical workers, but brought plenty of protective gears in need.

Through tough measures and cooperation between different sectors for prevention and control, the situation in Wuhan gradually came under control. On April 8, 2020, Wuhan reopened after 76 days' lockdown.

In order to record these medical workers in the fight against COVID-19, a group of over 60 photographers initiated a portrait album project. Some 40,000 medical workers were photographed, who risked their lives in aid of medical treatment in Hubei Province. In the photos, all characters reveal their faces that have long been covered by surgical masks and goggles in work, many with clear marks and impressions on their faces.

The 3-minute video was co-produced by China Matters and Hubei Media Group. It shows the behind-scene stories of photographers engaged in the project, and reveals the touching moments when the medical workers shared their plans after returning home from Wuhan.

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