COVID-19 Frontline Ep. 58: Mental help for patients at every stage

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The COVID-19 pandemic has spread to all 54 countries in Africa. As of Sunday, more than 500 confirmed cases and 21 deaths have been reported in Tanzania. CGTN has invited veteran experts from Jiangsu Province who worked on the front line in Hubei Province to share their first-hand COVID-19 treatment experience with their Tanzanian colleagues.

COVID-19 patients are facing both physical and mental challenges. Zhao Yanyan, a nurse who served at the front line in Wuhan, shared her experience providing mental assistance to patients and helping them build a positive attitude.

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