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Revealed: China's solution to fight the first wave of coronavirus pandemic

Excerpts from notes of the Chinese medical staff who wrote their treatment experience while fighting the coronavirus outbreak

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Coronavirus | healthcare | Lockdown

Sai Manish  |  New Delhi 



Coronavirus outbreak in China
As part of their strategy to contain coronavirus, the Chinese adopted a three-zones-two-passages strategy at these hospitals. Photo: Zhizhou Deng; Wiki Commons

This report is part of a special series on how the Chinese tackled the crisis and the lessons India can learn to limit the damage.

What do you do if a patient vomits on a doctor or in the isolation area where she is being quarantined? What if large volumes of virus-loaded blood of an infected person spills during an operation? How to ensure buffer zones between contaminated and safe spots in a cramped clinic? What kind of suspected people need to be chosen for testing? How should dead bodies of victims be disposed? As US President Donald Trump and many people, including some in India, blame China for the coronavirus outbreak, the country has become the subject of acerbic vitriol across the world. But little is known about how China went about dealing with the pandemic on its own territory.

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First Published: Sat, April 04 2020. 12:42 IST

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