Newly recruited nurses take an oath during a capping ceremony at Peking University People's Hospital in Beijing, capital of China, April 26, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Yuwei)
May 12 is International Nurses Day, an annual celebration of the crucial work of nurses around the world.
In China's battle against the novel coronavirus, high-quality nursing service has made great contributions to reducing the death rate of the epidemic.
Among the 42,600 medical workers dispatched to support virus-hit Hubei Province, about 28,600 are nurses, accounting for almost 70 percent of the total.
Liu Hui, nurse-in-charge in the Department of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Center at Jiangsu Province Hospital, works at Jinyintan Hospital in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, April 4, 2020.
Male nurse Fan Leilei displays an "honor board" made by colleagues for him and another nurse, who have just come back from the frontline of the fight against the epidemic in Hubei Province, at a hospital of Putuo District in east China's Shanghai, May 10, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Ying)
Chu Minjuan, nurse-in-charge in the Department of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Center at Jiangsu Province Hospital, displays a painting presented to her by a pupil, at Jinyintan Hospital in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, April 10, 2020.