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Friday, March 27 2020 - 10:12
Science and Technology Daily: China's Anti-COVID-19 Experience Could Help the World Fight Against Epidemic
BEIJING, March 27, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Science and Technology Daily reported: 

While the COVID-19 epidemic is ongoing in Europe, China has already won the 
staged victory with scientific method to fight against COVID-19. According to 
the latest official data, the infection situation in China has been initially 
controlled and only a few or even no new cases have been reported over the past 
several days. Meanwhile, Chinese researchers have started to share China's 
experience of "Anti-COVID-19" at multiple countries' request. 

At 8 p.m. on March 19, aiming at sharing China's experience of preventing and 
containing COVID - 19, a worldwide online medical meeting was held in Beijing. 
Many Chinese academicians such as Zhong Nanshan, Li Lanjuan and Qiao Jie 
attended the meeting to have an in-depth discussion with foreign counterparts. 
They replied more than ten questions from foreign experts and online users, and 
nearly 70,000 medical workers and netizens from around the world watched online.

"Wuhan Mode" is becoming one of the most representative methods to fight 
against the epidemic. This situation has proven what Dr. Tedros Adhanom 
Ghebreyesus, the secretary-general said before, that is, the epidemic happening 
in China so far has been under control, and China's actions against COVID-19 
have also been proved successful. In other words, the implementation of the 
"Wuhan Mode" plays a crucial role in China's success in fighting the epidemic. 

Specifically, "Wuhan Mode" includes three important instructions.

Firstly, a "closure strategy" was conducted in Wuhan by the Chinese government 
to reduce the flow of people, which means that all public places, such as pubs, 
cinemas, colleges, were closed during the battle against Covid-19. At the same 
time, the Chinese government actively monitored health situations of people not 
only in Wuhan but also in other cities, and implemented the core policy of 
"proactive monitoring, early detection, diagnosis, isolation and treatment, and 
strict tracking and isolation of close contacts COVID-19 patients."

Secondly, to cut off the source of infection, prevent the large-scale spread of 
the epidemic and ease the burden of the local medical system in Wuhan, China 
rebuilt big public buildings such as stadiums into several special hospitals to 
relieve the pressure of Wuhan's medical system. The special hospital is called 
"Makeshift hospital", a kind of mobile field medical system of the PLA, in 
which, different units, including medical treatment unit, warding unit, 
technical support unit, and etc. are included. With the construction of such 
hospitals, the emergency treatment, surgical treatment, clinical tests and 
other medical treatment for the COVID-19 patients were guaranteed.

Thirdly, the Chinese people were actively cooperating with the Chinese 
government. Multiple medical teams from various provinces rushed to Wuhan to 
help diagnose and treat COVID-19 patients in Wuhan, while other non-infection 
people have been staying at home voluntarily to avoid getting close contact 
with pathogens.

Up until now, many European countries have been learning from this "Wuhan Mode".

On March 16, the French president Emmanuel Macron declared to adopt strict 
measures that had "never been implemented in peacetime" against COVID-19 
through television in the whole country, including restricting public travel 
for at least 15 days, postponing the second round of municipal elections, 
halting ongoing government reforms, expropriating taxis and hotels by the 
state, and the French army would be responsible for transferring patients and 
deploying field hospitals in hard-hit areas. In short, France, following Italy 
and Spain, became the third European country that imposed martial law.

France is gradually promoting various measures by finally implementing the 
"Wuhan Mode", indicating that China's anti-epidemic experience has been put 
into practice. Dominique BERTRAND, the President of the National Commission of 
Public Health, believed that China's quarantine measures were highly effective 
and ended up with favorable results, which has thus provided an important 
reference for France. France did not impose martial law immediately to leave 
some room for the public to adapt the situation, in consideration of the 
national characteristics of France, which makes it difficult to achieve success 
with a full step.

The spread of the virus has always been ahead of the confirmed number. The 
World Health Organization has declared again, "The time China has bought for 
the world is running out."

BERTRAND stressed that international cooperation on the current COVID-19 
outbreak is necessary, supporting and expecting China to organize international 
cooperation on COVID-19. Currently, various countries need to understand why 
China is taking these measures and, in particular, how effective they are. 
France hopes to strengthen cooperation in fighting the epidemic with China who 
has successfully withstood the test. In short, France attaches great importance 
to China's experience in the face of the epidemic.

SOURCE  Science and Technology Daily