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Protocol on Prevention and Control of COVID-19 (Edition 6) | Updated: 2020-03-27 18:00

Issued on March 7, 2020 by the National Health Commission, the sixth edition of Protocol on Prevention and Control of Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia is based on the latest clinical discoveries and research results.

Compared with the previous version, the sixth edition revises transmission routes - adding the possibility of aerosol transmission in closed environments with exposure to high-concentration aerosol - includes more clinical manifestations, updates diagnosis criteria, and re-groups patients according to severity. Notably, it adds the treatment of plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients to treat severe and critical cases, and elaborates on TCM treatment and doses.

Please click the following links to download the protocol and its five annexes in PDF format.

Protocol on Prevention and Control of Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (Edition 6)

Annex 1: Guidelines for COVID-19 Epidemiological Investigations

Annex 2: Guidelines for Investigation and Management of Close Contacts of COVID-19 Cases

Annex 3: Guidelines for Personal Protection of Specific Groups from COVID-19

Annex 4: Technical Guidelines for COVID-19 Laboratory Testing

Annex 5: Technical Guidelines for Disinfection of special sites for COVID-19

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