武汉嫩茶会：UK tests the waters for new coronavirus detection in the city
The UK “tests the waters” of the city-wide detection of new coronavirus
The British government announced on the 3rd that it will conduct a city-wide test for the new crown virus in Liverpool.To “test the waters” for large-scale testing in more areas.
The British Ministry of Health said,Starting on the 6th,All residents of Liverpool and those working in the city can be tested.”The Sun” reported,The whole city will be tested for two weeks.
Liverpool has a population of approximately 500,000.The UK has recently seen a surge in confirmed cases of new crowns,Liverpool is the first city designated as the highest level of response to the epidemic.There are about 410 cases per 100,000 people,The infection rate is highest in the UK.
In addition to existing inspection points,Liverpool has established many new testing points in medical and nursing facilities, schools and workplaces.Subjects can make appointments for testing through the Internet and other channels.
There are 3 detection methods,Including a new type of rapid detection method.The Ministry of Health said,This quick method uses a swab to sample from the nasal cavity and pharynx,Then use special tools to detect,No need to send to the laboratory,Results can be obtained within an hour.
The British military will send approximately 2,000 soldiers to Liverpool to assist in testing.
The medical department will notify the subjects of the test results via mobile phone text messages and emails.People who test positive and their family members must self-quarantine immediately.The medical department will trace their contacts.
According to data released by the Ministry of Health on the 3rd,There are 18,950 new confirmed cases of new crown in the UK in a single day,The cumulative number of confirmed cases reached 1053864.According to the statistics of “death within 28 days after the first diagnosis”,The cumulative number of deaths is nearly 4.70,000; if according to the “death certificate lists the new crown as one of the causes of death” statistics,There are nearly 5.90 thousand.Even if the statistics are in the former way,Britain’s new crown death toll is also the highest in Europe.Due to the rapid spread of the epidemic,The British government announced that England will start to “close the city” on the 5th,Until December 2,And may be extended.
The Ministry of Health said,The whole city can detect people infected with the new coronavirus in Liverpool in time.Help local governments to grasp the epidemic more clearly and make prevention and control decisions.In addition,This pilot will provide a blueprint for exploring how to achieve large-scale, rapid and effective testing.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said,The British government hopes to use this pilot project to”Before Christmas” to provide rapid testing to millions of people,Thereby helping local governments to contain the epidemic.”Now is just the beginning,But this large-scale detection may become a powerful new weapon,Help us defeat the virus.”(Hui Xiaoshuang) (Special feature)