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China launched new trial protocol for retesting the recovered coronavirus patients
China launched new trial protocol for retesting the recovered coronavirus patients

he protocol intensifies the screening of asymptomatic cases as concerns grew over the second wave of virus infections in the country.

10 April 2020 Current Affairs:China has unveiled a new trial protocol for re-testing the recovered coronavirus patients. The protocol intensifies the screening of asymptomatic cases as concerns grew over the second wave of virus infections in the country.

Highlights:
♦ The move by the China government comes after it lifted the 76-day lockdown in Wuhan.
♦ According to the protocol, recovered COVID-19 patients must stay in quarantine for 14 days either at their home or in an isolation centre for medical observation.
♦ During the quarantine/isolation period, COVID-19 recovered patients should take their temperatures daily and be on the lookout for fever and respiratory symptoms including cough and breathing difficulties.
♦ COVID-19 designated hospitals should make plans for patients' return visits and re-testing for the next 2-4 weeks after their discharge. The sputum samples of the patients, which are more reliable, should be the first choice for re-testing.
♦ If they are positive again by showing symptoms including fever and cough, and CT scan results show their lung conditions have worsened, the patients should be hospitalized for further treatment. 
♦ The recovered people can only be released from quarantine/isolation upon two consecutive negative nucleic acid test results.

China:
President: Xi Jinping
Capital: Beijing
Currency: Renminbi (yuan)