South China’s Guangdong Province has reported several confirmed cases in recent days. Many cities across the country have announced a series of tightened measures to fight against the COVID-19 infection.
Updates on COVID-19 Situation
Guangdong province, which is witnessing a sporadic outbreak of COVID-19, reported five new local asymptomatic carriers on Thursday, according to a statement released by the Health Commission of Guangdong Province on Friday.
Of them, three were reported in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong, while the rest two were detected in Shenzhen and Foshan, respectively, the statement said.
With the new asymptomatic carriers detected on Thursday, Guangzhou has so far reported 4 local transmitted confirmed cases and 8 asymptomatic carriers since the first confirmed case, a 75-year-old woman surnamed Guo, was reported on May 21.
Meanwhile, Guangdong province reported an imported confirmed case, plus another 5 imported asymptomatic carriers, on Thursday, said the statement.
By the end of Thursday, the country’s most populous Guangdong province, which has a population of more than 120 million, has reported a total of 2,428 confirmed cases, including 1,028 imported cases. And 45 patients were still in isolated wards for treatment by Thursday.
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Travel Restrictions for GD Residents
Guangdong has launched further measures to prevent and control the coronavirus. Besides, some Chinese cities and regions have announced tightened anti-epidemic measures for travelers from medium- or high-risk areas of COVID-19 infection.
Therefore, those who recently have been to Guangzhou and Shenzhen, especially those from risky areas in these two cities, will face certain travel restrictions.
A 14-day medical observation will be imposed on inbound arrivals who have visited the following areas:
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1. People coming from the Jinlong Huixinge neighborhood at Longjin sub-district in Guangzhou on/after May 8 and those whose movement overlapped with previous confirmed cases should report to local community immediately.
2. Travelers from Guangzhou’s Liwan district, except the Jinlong Huixinge neighborhood, should have a nucleic acid test (NAT) and report to their community.
3. People from medium-risk areas should report to the community 24 hours before arrival and take a negative virus test within 7 days before entering the city.
People from Shenzhen’s Yantian or Longgang districts on/after May 7 and those from Guangzhou’s Heyuan community in Liwan district on/after May 12 should report to their communities.
These travelers with a negative NAT report within 7 days before arrival can move freely, while those without a test report should be put under mandatory quarantine and take a NAT within 24 hours upon arrival. They can leave if the test result shows negative.
1. Travelers arriving from Guangzhou’s medium-risk regions on/after May 8 should report to the community.
2. People coming from or passing by Guangzhou’s medium-risk regions on/after May 22 should have a negative NAT certificate issued within 7 days before arrival and report to the community upon arrival.
Travelers with a travel history to medium-risk areas in Anhui, Liaoning and Guangdong provinces should produce a negative NAT certificate issued within 72 hours before entering the city.
Those without a valid test report should take a NAT at the checkpoint and be placed under centralized isolation at their own expense before the result comes out negative.
1. People having visited medium- and high-risk areas in the mainland or been to places visited by confirmed cases should report to the community immediately, have a NAT and receive 14-day medical observation as well as the follow-up home-based health monitoring.
2. From low-risk areas in Guangzhou on/after May 8: Travelers holding a negative NAT certificate issued within 7 days before arrival can move freely, while those without one should have a NAT.
1. People coming back on/after May 16 and having visited Guangzhou’s Liwan district and Shenzhen’s Yantian district should report to the community and take at least one NAT.
2. Travelers entering the city on/after May 22 and having visited Liwan and Yantian districts should hold a negative NAT report issued within 7 days before arrival.
1. People coming back from Guangzhou’s Liwan district on/after May 4 should report to their communities.
2. A negative NAT report issued within 72 hours before arrival is required of incomers who have visited Liwan.
1. A 14-day centralized medical observation and another 14-day self-isolation are required of travelers from Shenzhen’s Yantian and Longgang districts on/after May 7.
2. People bound for Wuhan city from Shenzhen should report to their community 24 hours before their arrival.
People coming from Guangzhou’s Liwan district should have two NATs upon arrival, on the first and 14th day of their entry respectively.
People entering the city from Guangzhou’s low-risk regions should produce a negative NAT report issued within 7 days before arrival.
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SOURCE | China Gov / China Daily / SilkRoadPost / Xinhua