OFFICIAL SAYS, ‘CHINA HAS THE POTENTIAL TO CONDUCT 1.5 MILLION NUCLEIC ACID TESTS FOR COVID-19 PER DAY’

China is currently vulnerable from a second attack of the coronavirus pandemic. A health official stressed the need to improve testing capabilities in China. According to official China is able to conduct 1.5 million nucleic acid tests for coronavirus infections every day.

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China has so far reported 82,000 covid19 cases with 4,633 deaths according to the data of the National Health Commission in China. A senior medical advisor of the Chinese government, Dr Zhong Nanshan said “the majority of Chinese at the moment are still susceptible to the Covid-19 infection, because of lack of immunity.

We are facing a big challenge, it’s not better than the foreign countries I think at the moment”. The health official said this at a press conference in Beijing. The National Health Commission has called on all registered and qualified medical institution across the country to conduct nucleic acid testing.

On Wednesday, last week and an ambitious campaign were conducted to launch all the 11 million residents of Wuhan city after fears of a second wave.

According to one of the residents “to better make use of nucleic acid tests as a monitoring tool and in accordance of the state cabinet’s requirements to expand testing, we’ve decided after consideration to conduct testing for all residents”.

The number of imported cases in China has currently risen to 1,698 cases. The official also added that the next step is to try to set up the management of laboratories, and training of medical personnel’s. Dr Zhang also said, “at the very beginning they kept silent, and then I said probably we have a large number of people being infected”.

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