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[Wuhan Pneumonia. Latest outbreak】 Hong Kong officially confirmed 2 cases

2020-01-23T09:31:14.032Z

The outbreak of new coronavirus related to Wuhan pneumonia continued to increase, with 571 confirmed cases nationwide, 17 deaths, and one infection each in Macau and Taiwan; the first "highly suspected" new coronavirus was found in Hong Kong yesterday (22nd). Infection cases; another patient in the Prince of Wales Hospital was initially tested positive, and two patients have been transferred to Princess Margaret Hospital for treatment. Wuhan City's new coronavirus-infected pneumonia epidemic prevention and control headquarters announced that starting at 10 o'clock on January 23, Wuhan's urban bus, subway, ferry, and long-distance passenger transport will be suspended, and the recovery time will be notified separately.



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Written by: Xiaobin Zheng and Cui Bi

2020-01-23 02:43

Last updated: 2020-01-23 17:21

The outbreak of new coronavirus related to Wuhan pneumonia continued to increase, with 571 confirmed cases nationwide, 17 deaths, and one infection each in Macau and Taiwan; the first "highly suspected" new coronavirus was found in Hong Kong yesterday (22nd). Infection cases; another patient in the Prince of Wales Hospital was initially tested positive, and two patients have been transferred to Princess Margaret Hospital for treatment.

Wuhan City's new coronavirus-infected pneumonia epidemic prevention and control headquarters announced that starting at 10 o'clock on January 23, Wuhan's urban bus, subway, ferry, and long-distance passenger transport will be suspended, and the recovery time will be notified separately.

[16:15] Two "highly suspected cases" of new coronavirus pneumonia occurred last night in Hong Kong. The news indicates that the two patients have been confirmed and are being hospitalized in isolation at the Infectious Diseases Centre at Princess Margaret Hospital.

[15:40] Cathay Dragon announced that it will suspend flights to Wuhan from tomorrow (24th) until February 29, 2020, and will closely monitor the situation, and will continue to work with health authorities in Hong Kong and all destinations Stay in close contact with affected passengers and assist in arranging refunds or postponed journeys.

Please refer to the passenger information on the Cathay Pacific website

[15:34] There were 69 new infections in Hubei Province yesterday, of which 62 were in Wuhan and 8 died.

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[15:15] Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Wuhan suspended services.

[15:00] Guan Yi, Professor of Oncology and Toxicology, University of Hong Kong, found the SARS coronavirus that infects humans on the fruit civet in the Guangzhou Game Market in 2003. He and his team on Tuesday and Wednesday (21 and 22) I went to Wuhan to investigate, but I could n’t find the source. “The source was destroyed cleanly. Experts do n’t seem to be welcomed here.” He told the mainland media that he estimated that the number of SARS infections in Wuhan had jumped tenfold , and that the government had done nothing. "Destroyer" booked a flight ticket to Hong Kong and felt extremely weak.

[14:50] The National Health and Medical Commission announced that there were confirmed cases without travel history in Wuhan. There is a family epidemic in Guangdong. The Guangdong Health Commission: On Wednesday (22th), a total of 6 new cases were diagnosed. The cities involved were Zhongshan, Zhaoqing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. The National Health and Medical Commission pointed out that out of the 32 confirmed cases accumulated in the province, 28 cases had a history of living or travelling in Hubei before the onset of illness, but 4 cases had no history of living or travelling in Hubei before the onset of illness, all of which were family members of patients . The National Health Commission said that a total of 6 clustered outbreaks have been found, all of which were family gatherings, involving a total of 17 cases.

[14:40] MTR: After passing the Wuhan Station high-speed train, only passengers will be dropped off, not passengers.

[14:10] The Chief Executive of Macao, He Yicheng, told reporters that Macao will adopt exit quarantine control measures and also called on citizens to reduce going out. I call on the citizens of Hubei to not return to their hometown. If the epidemic is severe, closing the casino is not ruled out.

[13:58] Cathay Dragon announced that it will cancel flights to and from Wuhan from tomorrow to February 15, and passengers who have already booked seats can change their tickets or refund their tickets. Before Wuhan closed the city, the last flight KA853 to Hong Kong arrived at 1:45 pm.

[12:37] It is reported that there was also a suspected case in Tuen Mun Hospital involving a young man studying in Wuhan. He felt unwell after arriving in Hong Kong. He is currently undergoing isolation treatment at Tuen Mun Hospital and is waiting for the results of tests.

[10:52] Huang Jiaqing, director of the Center for Health Protection, said that the Hong Kong government hopes to expand health declaration to the high-speed rail. When asked when it will be implemented, he said that the Hong Kong government is studying it. In addition, Huang Jiaqing said that the Hong Kong Government will determine the relevant reporting criteria and response levels according to the latest epidemic situation. There is no absolute right or wrong. However, he confessed that Hong Kong will continue to have confirmed cases in the future. "If there are new cases, it is absolutely surprising."

[11:11] Zhang Zhujun, director of the Center for Infectious Diseases of the Center for Health Protection, said that the close contact of the first highly suspected case was a "person working in a hospital" and the close contact of the second highly suspected case was his His wife, and a medical staff member from Prince of Wales Hospital. Lai Weiwen, Chief Infection Control Director of the Hospital Authority, added that when the second suspected patient first sought treatment, his lung X-ray showed that his lungs were clear and that he had no pneumonia. The medical staff did not wear protective clothing to contact the patient and consultations. He was also placed in quarantine because he was considered to be at risk.

[10:52] Huang Jiaqing, director of the Center for Health Protection, said that after seeing a reporter last night, one more patient was found to be positive for the new virus. The 56-year-old male patient was a local resident and had a good past health. Initial investigations revealed that the patient and his wife lived in Tianyuhai, Ma'anshan. They visited their parents in Wuhan alone from January 10 to 19, and neither his wife nor his parents developed symptoms. The patient also stayed at Royal Plaza Hotel Shatin on January 20. There are three close contacts of the patient. They will be arranged to stay in the isolation camp today. In addition, as of 12 am today, the enquiry line set up by the center last night received a total of 12 inquiries.

[10:50] Huang Jiaqing, director of the Center for Health Protection, said that the Hong Kong government hopes to expand health reporting to high-speed rail, and will also update reporting guidelines, such as meeting epidemiological reporting guidelines and fever, or symptoms of respiratory tract, or symptoms of pneumonia, Reporting is required, in other words, if the patient does not have a fever in the future but has respiratory symptoms, he must also report.

[10:47] The MTR Corporation stated that after communicating with mainland railway units, the MTR immediately stopped selling all high-speed rail tickets to and from Wuhan. The train service to and from Wuhan is still normal. We are maintaining close communication with the relevant units in the Mainland. We will notify passengers as soon as possible if there is any latest news. Passengers who have already purchased tickets will receive a full refund if they want to refund.

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[09:50] The Macao Health Bureau announced the second confirmed case in the country. The patient was a 66-year-old male tourist from Wuhan. He was taken to the Peak Hospital (Ren) after being tested for fever when he entered Macau yesterday (22). Earl General Hospital), tests confirmed to have a new coronavirus.

[09:18] The Government announced that it would explain the second confirmed case in Hong Kong at 10.30.

[08:45] The Health and Medical Commission stated that as of January 23, the morning, 571 confirmed cases were recorded in 25 provinces and cities in the Mainland, of which 95 were critically ill.

When Chen Zhaoshi saw the reporter on January 22, he had a cough several times. (Photo by Yu Junliang)

[07:30] After learning that Wuhan will be closed at 10 am on Thursday (23), a large number of local residents hope to leave before the departure corridor is closed, and queues will also appear at the Wuhan High Speed ​​Rail Station.

[05:00] After the World Health Organization held an emergency meeting in Geneva on Wednesday (22th), it has not decided whether to list Wuhan's new coronavirus pneumonia epidemic as a public health emergency of international concern and will The meeting will be held on Thursday (23rd).

[03:45] The United States Department of State updated information on Wuhan pneumonia on Wednesday (22th) to remind the public that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has upgraded the health warning to China from the first level to the second level on Tuesday (21st). ; The British Foreign Office also urged nationals not to travel to Wuhan unless necessary.

[03:10] The Ministry of Health in Tamaulipas, Mexico, said on Wednesday (22) that the first case of suspected new type of coronavirus pneumonia occurred. The patient was a 57-year-old Asian man. On December 25 last year, Traveled to China, stayed in Wuhan during this time, and is undergoing medical observation.

[02:10] Wang Guangfa, director of the Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Peking University First Hospital, who was diagnosed with the new coronavirus pneumonia earlier, posted a post on Weibo on Wednesday (22th) that his condition has improved and emphasized the epidemic Eventually it will be controlled.

[02:00] Wuhan New Coronavirus Infectious Pneumonia Prevention and Control Headquarters announced that from 10:00 on January 23, Wuhan's urban bus, subway, ferry, and long-distance passenger transportation will be suspended; citizens do not leave without special reasons Wuhan, the airport and the railway station from the Han corridor are temporarily closed, the recovery time will be notified separately.

[01:30] The number of confirmed cases nationwide increased to 550. Cases were recorded for the first time in several provinces in the past day, including Heilongjiang, Jiangsu, Fujian, Anhui, Liaoning, Guizhou, Hainan, Shanxi, Guangxi, Ningxia, and Hebei.

[Wuhan pneumonia] Wuhan requires a mask to enter the public place to check the city crossing at all times.

[Wuhan pneumonia] Patients traveling on high-speed rail G1015 and G5607 must be separated

[Wuhan pneumonia] two confirmed cases a day! Welles hospital patient tests positive

[Wuhan pneumonia] Four patients from Hong Kong with their family of four stayed in Tsim Sha Tsui hotel last night

▼ National Alert on the Spread of Pneumonia in Wuhan ▼

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▼ National Alert on the Spread of Pneumonia in Wuhan ▼

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Food and Health Bureau, Wuhan Pneumonia Public Health and Health Protection Center

Source: hk1

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