CHINA Chinese mainland to dispatch expert groups to support Hong Kong in fighting COVID-19

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Chinese mainland to dispatch expert groups to support Hong Kong in fighting COVID-19

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12:19, August 01, 2020

At the request of the HKSAR Government, the National Health Commission of China has formed a "Mainland Nucleic Acid Testing Support Team" to assist Hong Kong in fighting the epidemic in the near future.

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This team consists of about 60 clinical laboratory technicians from more than 20 public hospitals in Guangdong Province, and seven of the members will go to Hong Kong to assist in testing work on August 2.

A support team for a makeshift hospital was established too, which is made of up of six experts with practical experience in Wuhan. The team will provide technical support for the conversion of the Hong Kong Asia World-Expo into a makeshift hospital .

The NHC will mobilize medical resources from the mainland to provide more support in accordance with the needs of Hong Kong to fight COVID-19.

(Compiled by Zhu Naiqing)

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