Samaritan’s Purse emergency field hospital was created in a New York park, but self-isolating is the more common policy in the US. Photo: Reuters

Quarantine centres better than self-isolation for halting coronavirus, experts say

  • Isolating at home is too reliant on personal compliance, study finds
  • ‘Fangcang’ isolation shelters built in Wuhan, China’s initial epicentre, were more effective in cutting transmissions
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Samaritan’s Purse emergency field hospital was created in a New York park, but self-isolating is the more common policy in the US. Photo: Reuters
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