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Coronavirus: China health body warns against over-use of protective suits

Though supplies of protective clothing have improved, they are still insufficient, said the statement

Reuters  |  BEIJING 

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China's National Health Commission called for the "reasonable use" of protective suits in a statement on Sunday and cautioned against "excessive and disorderly" use of the clothing that would waste resources and could also increase infection.

The statement was issued as faces a severe shortage of equipment, including suits, masks and goggles, to protect medical workers from infection amid a newly identified that has killed more than 800 people.

Though supplies of protective clothing have improved, they are still insufficient, said the statement.

First Published: Sun, February 09 2020. 10:02 IST
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