In China，The government paid all the fees for covid-19 patients(including treatment fees and the cost in quarantine period) when covid-19 outbreak,No matter you are rich or poor，with or without insurance.You never worry about the fees,The government paid all the fees as long as you followed the quarantine policy.This is one of the reasons why China can contain the pandemic in short time.
13 May,2020,WHO announced the launch of the WHO Academy app designed to support health workers during COVID-19, and the WHO Info app designed to inform the general public.
WHO Academy:(For Health workers)
The app provides health workers with mobile access to a wealth of COVID-19 knowledge resources, developed by WHO, that include up-to-the-minute guidance, tools, training, and virtual workshops that will help them care for COVID-19 patients and protect themselves.
The WHO Info app which will give millions of people real-time mobile access to the latest news and developments. WHO has developed the app from the ground up with an intuitive user-interface and a clean, smart design. From the COVID-19 front, the WHO Info app will provide the latest WHO initiatives, partnerships, and to up-to-date information on the race to find medicines and vaccines for fighting the disease. The number of COVID-19 cases, organized by country, and by timelines, are continually updated in the app from the official WHO COVID-19 data streams.
Can't imagine that the only superpower country of USA only has 2.8 beds per 1000 inhabitants，Comparing to 13.1 of Japan，12.3 of South Korea.
Hospital beds per 1,000 people(data in 2017), via the OECD:
South Korea: 12.3
China: 4.3 (in 2017,4.6 in 2019)
Then it is easy to understand why South Korea can contain the pandemic even though no lock down of any city.
Though China has only 4.3(in 2017,4.6 in 2019) hospital beds per 1,000 people.Not so much,but the number is rising every year.
China has shown that it’s possible to mitigate bed limitations by rapidly building hospitals to meet demand.
Besides,19 provinces of China have sent over 40K medical staff immediately to Hubei when Wuhan lock down.
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