Local heroes are back from the front line
Six doctors and nurses from Jiading who went to Wuhan, capital city of Hubei Province and the former center of the COVID-19 outbreak, played their part in the novel coronavirus battle and are now home after 14-day quarantine.
They were among more than 700 medical workers from Shanghai who returned to the city at the end of last month.
Lu Qinghong, Liu Fen and Xiao Juan treated novel coronavirus patients in Wuhan while three psychiatrist, Du Wenyong, Gao Cunyou and Xu Jianneng, provided psychological support for medical staff and patients.
The six, all from hospitals in the district, left Wuhan along with 33 medical workers from Ruijin Hospital North Branch.
They met at Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan, and a China Eastern Airlines charter flight took them home to Shanghai.
They had been fighting on the front line with colleagues from around the country for 60 days and nights. Their efforts will never be forgotten.
Shanghai’s major landmarks and shopping hubs were lit up on the night they arrived home with words in praise of the efforts of everyone who went to Wuhan.
The words read: “It’s you who make our country safe” and “Salute to our most admirable guards.”
Over 10,000 taxis in Shanghai also displayed these messages.