Du Bin, Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit, Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMC), arrived in Heilongjiang Province in northeast China on April 26 from Hubei Province to support the region's novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) containment efforts.
Du obtained his medical degree from PUMC in 1994 and then joined the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the hospital. As the only epidemiologist from the high-level expert group of the National Health Commission, Du arrived in the COVID-19-hit city of Wuhan, Hubei Province in central China, on January 19. He was awarded the title of "Advanced Individual in the Epidemic Prevention and Control of COVID-19 by the National Health System" on March 4.
After Hubei's epidemic situation came under control, he headed to Heilongjiang with two other outstanding epidemiologists Tong Zhaohui and Qiu Haibo due to the province's increased pressure of imported COVID-19 cases.