Pupils wait in line to get their meals at Shaanxi Normal University Jinyuan Primary School in Xian, Shaanxi province, on Monday, when students in grades 4-6 returned to school. Photo: Xinhua

China’s strict lockdown and closed schools saved rush on hospitals during coronavirus outbreak, researchers say

  • Study into non-pharmaceutical interventions finds closing schools will not stop all transmission but will reduce admission peak 40-60 per cent
  • Shanghai and Wuhan households reduced contact with other people 7-8 times, curbing chance of transmission
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Pupils wait in line to get their meals at Shaanxi Normal University Jinyuan Primary School in Xian, Shaanxi province, on Monday, when students in grades 4-6 returned to school. Photo: Xinhua
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