Both Guangzhou and Wuhan reported that after being released from hospitals patients who had healed from the coronavirus infection had re-tested as COVID-19 positive.
On February 25, Li Yueping, Director of the ICU at Guangzhou No 8 People’s Hospital said, when they conducted a follow-up with the patients who had their coronavirus healed, they found 13 patients tested positive for coronavirus again.
On March 4, a supervisor from the Jiang’an Modular Hospital at Wuhan told The Paper that Jiang’an Modular Hospital issued an emergency notice, stating that, according to the Wuhan Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, recently quite a few patients who had their coronavirus cured re-developed the virus and therefore were hospitalized again.
A supervisor at Guobo Modular Hospital in Wuhan, in his phone interview with Jiemian Media, said, “The municipal CDC issued a notice to temporarily stop releasing cured patients to go home. The notice was sent to all modular hospitals in Wuhan. In the past, my modular hospital released 30 or 40 patients a day.”
The National Health Commission also changed its policy on the “Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia Diagnosis and Retreatment Plan (Trial Version 7)” from “14 days of self-health monitoring” to “14 days of quarantine management and health monitoring” for the patients released from hospitals.
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Source: Stock Times, February 25, 2020
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Source: The Paper, March 4, 2020
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Source: Jiemian Media, March 5, 2020
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Source: China Business Network, March 5, 2020