CHINA Asymptomatic patients of COVID-19 to be reported daily starting April 1

CHINA

Asymptomatic patients of COVID-19 to be reported daily starting April 1

People's Daily app

16:57, March 31, 2020

China's National Health Commission (NHC) will publish the reports, classification and condition of asymptomatic patients of COVID-19 in its daily briefing to answer social concerns, starting Wednesday, said Chang Jile, director of the Bureau of Disease Prevention and Control of the NHC, at a news conference in Wuhan on Tuesday.

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Chang Jile (Photo: People's Daily app)

There are 1,541 asymptomatic patients of COVID-19 under observation as of Monday, among which 205 are imported cases.

The plans for epidemic prevention and control of asymptomatic patients will be enhanced, while the government will do more to screen and monitor so that these people will be found timely. Also, the government will strengthen management and treatment of such patients and focus more on publicizing relevant knowledge to the citizens.

Asymptomatic patients refer to those who do not show any symptoms, including fever and cough, but test positive.

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