China's Vice-Premier urges people to help contain COVID19 outbreak

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China's Vice-Premier urges people to help contain COVID19 outbreak

This unidentified file photo shows a medical worker taking a swab sample from a resident for nucleic acid testing in Chongqing. PHOTO XINHUA CHONGQING Chinese Vice-Premier Sun Chunlan asked local authorities of southwest China's Chongqing municipality to try their best to contain the COVID 19 outbreak and restore people's life and work to normal as soon as possible.

Sun made remarks in an inspection of Chongqing. She arrived in the municipality to lead local COVID 19 prevention and control work on Monday.

Sun stressed more effective transfer of patients and on-site epidemiological investigation, more resources and manpower to regions that reported serious outbreaks, and stricter health monitoring on key areas such as nursing homes, colleges and prisons, as well as risky groups such as people working at mail and logistics services.

Sun urged that people's basic life and medical needs be met.