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Shanghai becomes city of lights in salute to medical workers

(People's Daily Online)    17:07, April 02, 2020

Shanghai lit up its landmarks to welcome the many medical workers who assisted the people in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province, in combating the novel coronavirus when they returned on the evening of March 31.

(Photo/Inforamtion Office of Pudong New Area)

Messages of gratitude could also been seen on LED screens in business districts and over 12,000 taxis.

"The medical workers will be really pleased to see that the city is welcoming them back in such a special way," said one citizen in Shanghai, adding that they have made great efforts in the fight against the epidemic.

Since the pneumonia outbreak began, a total of 1,649 medical workers from Shanghai have helped people in Hubei province, the epicenter of the epidemic in China, and fought against the novel coronavirus on the front line.

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