What is new about the 8th version of COVID-19 treatment protocol？
The National Health Commission (NHC) and the National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine have jointly published the latest version of the "Diagnosis and Treatment Protocol for Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia."
The updated protocol, the eighth edition, noted that the patients infected by the novel coronavirus and asymptomatic infected people are the main sources of infection.
These people are infectious in the incubation period and become more infectious within five days after onset, said the protocol.
The protocol added that exposure to virus-contaminated objects can also cause infection.