China reported just 19 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday. Photo: XinhuaChina reported just 19 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua
China reported just 19 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua

A coronavirus lesson from China: don’t make patients pay for tests and treatment

  • People with lower incomes will be deterred from seeking treatment if they face health care costs, worsening the epidemic, specialist says
  • But ‘aggressive testing was not realistic in most countries’

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
China reported just 19 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday. Photo: XinhuaChina reported just 19 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua
China reported just 19 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua
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