CHINA Beijing demands nucleic acid testing for all fever clinic patients

CHINA

Beijing demands nucleic acid testing for all fever clinic patients

Xinhua

10:28, March 26, 2020

BEIJING, March 26 (Xinhua) - Beijing has asked all fever clinics citywide to conduct nucleic acid testing (NAT) for patients with fever, according to the leading group of Beijing's COVID-19 epidemic control.

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The body temperature monitoring system functions in Beijing Puren Hospital, which was used to be a designated hospital for treating coronavirus patients in Dongcheng District of Beijing, capital of China, March 23, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

The Chinese capital also demanded all arrivals from overseas and those who visit the city after arriving through other Chinese ports within 14 days to undergo concentrated quarantine and NAT starting from Wednesday as the number of imported COVID-19 cases continues to increase.

Beijing reported six new confirmed imported COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the total number of imported cases in the city to 149, the municipal health commission said Thursday.  

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