Guangdong’s coronavirus success shows an outbreak can be controlled, study finds


New analysis of coronavirus genomes from Guangdong has revealed that mass testing and intervention measures such as travel restrictions were effective at containing the Covid-19 outbreak in China’s most populous province.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and the Guangdong Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analysed the genomic sequences of 53 patients from Guangdong. Their study revealed that the outbreak in Guangdong was mostly made up of independent cases introduced from outside the southern province instead of local transmission, which was around a quarter of the total cases in the province.

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Source: South China Morning Post