February 2, 2020 / 2:02 PM / 24 days ago

Situation in China's virus-hit Hubei province "severe and complicated" - vice governor

Medical workers inspect the CT (computed tomography) scan image of a patient at the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University following an outbreak of the new coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 2, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The situation in Hubei province, the centre of China’s virus outbreak, remains “severe and complicated” and medical resources at county level are relatively weak, vice governor Xiao Juhua told a news conference on Sunday.

Wang Wei, director of Hubei’s science and technology department, told the briefing that the time needed to confirm cases with test kits had halved to no more than two hours, and that the kits’ accuracy had improved.

Reporting by Brenda Goh and Leng Cheng; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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