Saturday 16 October 2021 - 4:11:58 am

China’s first giant quarantine station to be put into use


BEIJING, 18th September, 2021 (WAM) -- China’s first giant international health station providing quarantine and medical services to all inbound travelers is expected to be put into use in Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong Province in late September, which could reduce the infection risk during quarantine and replace quarantine hotels, media reports said.

Construction of the first phase of the station has been completed and the first batch of 184 medical staff started working in the station on Friday.

The 250,000-square-meter station with 5,074 rooms is China’s first international health station to replace quarantine hotels, jiemian.com reported on Friday according to Global Times.

The first batch of medical staff will work with the help of artificial intelligence equipment to reduce unnecessary contact.

Smart equipment can help travelers to have a temperature check, epidemiological investigation and check in and out, while a screen in the quarantine room can automatically upload health information and conduct temperature checks, with robots providing food and other daily necessities to travelers.

Guangzhou faces a considerable task in quarantining inbound travelers, who were previously quarantined in hotels that are close to densely populated areas in downtown Guangzhou, posing the risk of domestic infections. Guangzhou experienced China’s first outbreak with the Delta variant in May.

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