The mainland Tuesday reported 50 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, all in Fujian Province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on yesterday.
Fujian has recorded 152 confirmed cases in five days. The province has phased in a stricter epidemic prevention and control measures, as multiple cities there suspended schools and sped up mass testing for COVID-19.
To stifle the spread of the COVID-19, the national health authority has updated its directions for medical institutions to control and prevent the virus.
Medical institutions are key locations for COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment and face continuous risk of epidemic outbreak, say the directions, urging them to stay on the guard and strictly implement epidemic prevention measures.
The directions require all medical workers, newly-accepted patients and those in their company to undergo regular nucleic acid tests. Medical institutions are required to immediately report any positive result to local epidemic control and prevention departments, so as to block the spread of the virus as early as possible.