Coronavirus: Wuhan Communist Party official apologises for failure to provide patients treatment (Professor Winnie Yip in South China Morning Post)

Wuhan, where the new coronavirus outbreak originated, had 8,300 confirmed cases of infection as of February 4. The city has been racing to add hospital beds to care for patients, including building two new hospitals in less than two weeks and converting a sports stadium and two convention halls into “modular hospitals.” Winnie Yip, professor of the practice of international health policy and economics, said the Wuhan strategy was sensible, but added, “Building new hospitals or shelters alone is not adequate, it will also need to be complemented by community strategies, such as limiting group activities, and personal hygiene practices.”


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