As of 24:00, February 22nd, Guangdong had confirmed 3 new cases, pushing the total number of infected patients to 1342.
Shenzhen reported 1 death on February 22nd.
The 29th press conference on Guangdong's fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) was held in Guangzhou today.
(Photo: Cao Yaqin)
As fewer and fewer new cases were reported over the past several days, some restaurants have reopened for eat-in, leading to crowds beginning to gather. Ji Leqin, a counselor from the Health Commission of Guangdong Province, stressed that the outbreak is still at a critical stage of prevention and control, and residents must continue to take it seriously.
Ji appealed to residents to stay indoors if possible, avoid gathering in groups, and wear a mask when in public before the global health crisis comes to an end.
For employees of enterprises that have gotten back to work, you can declare your health status via the 'Yuekang Ma' (粵康碼) on the mini program "Yueshengshi" (粵省事) instead of filling out paper forms.
After filling in your personal information and travel history, you will get a red or green code, which represent high risk (red) and low risk/good health (green) respectively.
Gao Shangsheng, deputy director general of the Government Services and Data Management Bureau of Guangdong, stressed that the province takes privacy protection very seriously.
“The bureau has worked with related departments to establish the mechanisms for protecting personal information and thwarted a large number of cyber attacks during the epidemic,” Gao said, “If anyone has information about the illegal collection and/or use of personal information, please call 110 immediately.”
In addition, Gao explained that business owners can obtain force majeure certification to settle legal damages arising from the COVID-19 outbreak on the Guangdong Government Service Web (in Chinese only).
Before resuming operations and production, enterprises should reinforce fire safety inspection, clear all corridors and driveways, and update any onsite fire fighting equipment, according to Hong Shenglong, head of Fire Supervision Department of the General Fire Brigade of Guangdong.
Coronavirus found in urine
Accoridng to Ran Pixin, director of the State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Diseases, the coronavirus was successfully isolated from patient's urine by Prof. Zhao Jincun's team.
(Photo: Zhu Hongbo)
Ran indicated that they have reported this discovery to the Ministry of Science and Technology of China for further examination.
Author | Monica & Steven
Editor | Olivia & Simon