Air-inflated COVID-19 test lab in Guangzhou sees short break

2021-07-02 Editor : Ji Xiang ECNS App Download
Special: Battle Against Novel Coronavirus

(ECNS) -- The air-inflated mobile COVID-19 test lab in Guangzhou, known as the "Falcon lab", halted its service on Wednesday after a-month-long nucleic acid test task.

Beginning on May 30, the "Falcon lab" construction and equipment debug were finished in only 22 hours, and started operation quickly.

As of Wednesday, when the last test was done, the lab has completed nucleic acid test of nearly 1.5 million samples, with over 12 million persons screened in a month.

"We were faster than the transmission of the COVID-19 due to our high-quality and massive screening in a short period and possible virus carriers tracing. This is marvelous," said Zhong Nanshan, China's top epidemiologist.

Guangzhou's experience of preventing, controlling, testing and tracing of the Delta variant can be used for reference nationwide and even worldwide, he added.

The current global epidemic situation is still grim, said Zhong.

It is necessary to integrate forces to prevent the spread of the epidemic in a more organized and efficient way in terms of services and research, he added.

According to the Guangzhou Health Commission on Friday, the city reported no new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases or asymptomatic cases on Thursday.


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