COVID-19 has put tremendous pressure on public healthcare systems and epidemic response mechanisms across the world.

In China, due to its vast landscape, large, highly mobile population and their complicated demand for resources, the effectiveness of communication and data exchange have been essential in screening for infected individuals, providing on-ground support to front line staff and controlling the outbreak. Thus, telecommunications operators collaborated with Huawei to rapidly set up a specific 5G network dedicated to COVID-19 treatment hospitals. In tandem with innovative applications, 5G is driving the transformation of emergency response mechanisms to become digital, accurate and smart.

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