A temporary hospital set up in Changchun, Jilin province, as the city battles an outbreak. People with mild cases of Covid-19 will no longer be sent to hospital under China’s revised treatment guidelines. Photo: Xinhua
A temporary hospital set up in Changchun, Jilin province, as the city battles an outbreak. People with mild cases of Covid-19 will no longer be sent to hospital under China’s revised treatment guidelines. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus: China’s move to free up hospital resources welcomed by doctors

  • Mild cases will no longer be sent to hospitals, and people can now isolate at home for seven days after they’re discharged
  • Infectious disease expert Zhang Wenhong says it will ease the burden on the health care system and bring ‘more confidence’ in Covid-19 fight

A temporary hospital set up in Changchun, Jilin province, as the city battles an outbreak. People with mild cases of Covid-19 will no longer be sent to hospital under China’s revised treatment guidelines. Photo: Xinhua
A temporary hospital set up in Changchun, Jilin province, as the city battles an outbreak. People with mild cases of Covid-19 will no longer be sent to hospital under China’s revised treatment guidelines. Photo: Xinhua
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