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Five PCR tests are recommended to rule out recovered COVID-19 patients | Updated: 2020-04-26 15:25

Chinese frontline doctor Peng Zhiyong, chair of Critical Care Medicine (CCM) at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, and his team shared their experience treating COVID-19 patients with Israeli medics via a conference call on April 20. When asked about the length of medical quarantine for recovered COVID-19 patients, Yang Xiao, CCM physician of Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, said patients should have at least a 14-day quarantine. Doctor Hu Bo added that they usually do five PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests for recovered COVID-19 patients to be sure.

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