China virus outbreak fears: 10,000 'emergency' medics rush to contain fresh crisis

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Beijing has sent nearly 8,000 medical workers to conduct nucleic acid tests, which has given the city a vital boost to its capacity, now being able to evaluate 2.4 million nucleic acid test tubes daily, a total potential daily capacity of 24 million tests, she noted.

The Commission has dispatched a further 2,000 or so medical workers to treat infected patients, and nearly 300 more staff to handle epidemiological investigation and supervision.

Ms Guo added that the key is ensuring the efficiency and quality of nucleic acid tests to discover positive cases as soon as possible.

She also stressed the importance of rapid contact tracing and quarantining of people who are at risk.

She added that with support from around the country and strong measures taken by the local government, the outbreak in Hainan will be effectively contained soon.



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