26 March 2020
China has slowly recovering from the deadly pandemic, COVID-19 with no new cases over the past several days. With Wuhan reporting one new COVID-19 case on Monday, the outbreak epicenter is slowly recovering. On the other hand, the world is struggling with confirmed cases now exceeding 330,000 globally.
MIRadio reached out to Ms. Huang Yue, CRI reporter in Wuhan to probe further updates of the status quo at the epicenter.
“As of Monday midnight, there are 4,200 patients hospitalized in Wuhan, including 1,539 critically ill patients. 426 patients were discharged Monday. There are 7 new deaths and death toll 2,524 as of Monday. 50 hospitals with over 19,000 beds in Wuhan have been reopened to treat non COVID-19 patients. Another 11 hospitals are under disinfection. 14 more medical teams with 1,488 medics have left Wuhan to go back to their home provinces. 180 medical teams with over 23,000 medics are working in Wuhan. After five days of zero new cases, Wuhan reported one new COVID-19 case on Monday. The new confirmed case is the doctor of Hubei General Hospital and it is the hospital-acquired infection.” Experts have attributed the outbreak to a novel coronavirus that has since spread across China and abroad with confirmed cases now exceeding 330,000 globally. As of 24th March data, China: 81,747 confirmed cases (including 427 originating abroad); 3,283 deaths (including four in Hong Kong and two in Taiwan); 73,299 recovered
After five days of zero new cases, central China's Hubei Province reported one new COVID-19 case on Monday. Wuhan will lift outbound travel restrictions starting 8 April after over two months on lockdown. 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be postponed by one year because of the coronavirus, International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound said. But the official announcement is yet to be made.
“People will need to show a health code – a digital health certificate issued by Hubei Province – when leaving. Starting on Wednesday, migrant workers in Wuhan who hold a "green" health code and wish to return to work outside the city could be transported in groups directly to their destinations after passing a nucleic acid test for novel coronavirus. Other travelers with a "green" health code will be able to leave the city on April 8.
People from other provinces will be able to travel within Hubei with the health code issued by their original provincial regions without the need to present other certificates. Wuhan will gradually resume production based on epidemic risk evaluation. The opening time of school, including colleges, kindergartens and vocational institutions, is still postponed and will be set at a later time.”
Shanghai to halt international flights at Hongqiao airport after Wednesday Starting from Wednesday midnight, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport will halt all internationals, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan inbound and outbound flights, according to the Shanghai municipal authority.
Flights scheduled prior to the deadline will be moved to Pudong airport, but Hongqiao airport will remain operational for backup landings. The decision was made to focus efforts on preventing imported coronavirus cases as Shanghai now stands as one of the hot spots of imported cases in China.
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