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China’s IT ministry calls for faster 5G network rollout: government document – Source Reuters Tech News

FILE PHOTO: A 5G sign is pictured at Huawei’s booth at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Shanghai, China June 28, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has called for the 5G network to be built faster to minimize the impact of the coronavirus, according to a document published on Tuesday.

The agency also called for the acceleration of 5G smart medical systems and platforms, and called on localities to speed up 5G virus prediction and prevention applications.

Reporting by Josh Horwitz, editing by Louise Heavens

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