April 22, 2020 / 11:59 AM / a month ago

China to focus on clusters of coronavirus infections in hospitals

FILE PHOTO: China's Premier Li Keqiang speaks during a joint news conference at the 8th trilateral leaders' meeting between China, South Korea and Japan in Chengdu, in southwest China's Sichuan province December 24, 2019. Wang Zhao/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will pay close attention to clusters of coronavirus infections, especially in hospitals, according to a top level meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday.

China’s northeastern city of Harbin has had several clusters of infections in local hospitals.

The government also called for efforts to increase coronavirus testing capability and produce more effective testing equipment, according to a statement on the state council’s website.

Reporting by Colin Qian and Nori Shirouzu; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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