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Challenges and Responsibilities of Community Workers in The New Global Coronavirus Outbreak
  • Qingqing Shan
Qingqing Shan
Chengdu Integrated TCM and Western Medicine Hospital
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The outbreak of the 2019-nCoV virus has coincided with Chinese Lunar New Year, when tens of millions of people travel for the Spring Festival holiday during the world's largest annual human migration. Travellers give wings to novel coronavirus. Thanks to China's efforts that they have effectively contained the cross-border spread of the 2019-nCoV.Medicine staff make great effort to prevent and control the epidemic disease, and so do community service workers. AS of Sunday, 53 community workers had died in the line of duty in China's prevention and control of the 2019-nCoV epidemic, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs . In the fight against 2019-nCoV, community workers have been facing enormous pressure, including a high risk of infection and inadequate protection from contamination, overwork, frustration, patients with negative emotions, a lack of contact with their families, and exhaustion. Thanks to community workers, the virus transmission route is cut off and the emergence of new cases is effectively curbed.