Written by: Hou Cailin, Liang Yingbao
2020-01-26 04:31Last updated: 2020-01-26 14:28
The outbreak of new coronavirus pneumonia in Wuhan has continued to spread. As of the second day of the Lunar New Year today (26th), more than 2,000 people have been diagnosed in Mainland China, of which 56 have died, including a Wuhan doctor who died. In Hong Kong, according to the announcement of the Centre for Health Protection, as of noon on the 25th, a total of 305 cases meeting the reporting criteria, including 5 confirmed cases and 163 cases of new coronavirus infections have been excluded, and the remaining 137 cases are still hospitalized for examination .
Macau announced three new confirmed cases in the morning, accumulating to five. One of the patients was from Wuhan. He entered Macau by boat from Hong Kong a few days ago. After arriving in Australia, he was unwell and confirmed to be infected.
▼ Emergency situation in Wuhan ▼
[14:25] Baoliang Bureau announced that in order to cooperate with the government's efforts to combat the new coronavirus epidemic, the Beitanyong Holiday Camp will temporarily suspend the provision of camp services and reserve it for use by the Department of Health as a quarantine center. The Department of Health will be stationed in the camp today to take over as the quarantine center and to give close contact to those without symptoms for isolation and observation. The camp will be managed by the Department of Health and related departments. The entire camp will be cleaned and disinfected when returned, and then reopened to the public.
[14:05] "Guangzhou Daily" reported that there are no restrictions on the entry and exit of people, cars and ships in Shantou, but surveillance of the epidemic will be strengthened.
[12:50] The number of confirmed cases in the Mainland, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan has exceeded 2,000, reaching 2,002. Shandong Province announced the suspension of inter-provincial long-distance buses and traffic.
[12:41] Kangtai Travel Agency said that there are still 12 tour groups in mainland China, with about 400 group members. In response to the severe pneumonia situation in Wuhan and the suspension of the opening of many scenic spots in the Mainland, they have successfully arranged for their early return to Hong Kong in the next 3 days.
[12:30] The Housing Authority announces that Huiming Village, which has not been recruited in Fanling, will be converted into a temporary residence. Close contacts with no symptoms will be provided for isolation and observation as needed, and medical staff in need will be considered. Public housing applicants who have previously accepted the pre-allocation of the relevant housing units will be affected, and the date of occupation cannot be determined. The HA will make special arrangements for the affected applicants and will announce the details as soon as possible.
▼ Wuhan Fengcheng ▼
[11:45] The National Health and Medical Commission issued a notice requiring that people from Wuhan in all places should register with the community health institution and observe at home for 14 days.
[11:38] Shantou City, Guangdong Province announced that the city will be closed from midnight on Monday (27th), and cars, boats and people will be prohibited from entering the city. Public transportation in the city will also be suspended from 2 pm today, and strict quarantine will be carried out at Shantou and Chaoyang Railway Stations to cut off the spread of the virus.
[10:55] For social voices asking the government to close customs to prevent the import of Wuhan pneumonia patients from the Mainland, Chen Zhaoshi, director of the Food and Health Bureau, said that he would consider strengthening import and export control, emphasizing that the decision has nothing to do with the Mainland, and coordination with the Mainland is needed before implementation .
[10:30] Macau indicated that 3 new cases were confirmed and the total number increased to 5. One of the cases was a 58-year-old female Wuhan resident who entered Macau by boat via Hong Kong on the morning of the 23rd. After getting off the boat due to dizziness, she took a taxi to the Jinghu Hospital for treatment. The examination revealed low fever and was transferred to the emergency department of Earl Grey Hospital (Peak Hospital) with a fire ambulance.
[10:00] The Health and Medical Commission announced that the number of confirmed cases in the Mainland increased to 1,975 and 324 severe cases; a total of 56 people died, and 5 were confirmed in Hong Kong, 2 in Macau and 5 in Taiwan. Yesterday (25th), there were 688 new confirmed cases, 87 new severe cases, 15 new deaths, 11 new cured cases and 1309 new suspected cases.
[09:30] Cooperating with the current epidemic prevention measures in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort considers the health and safety of guests and entertainers. The park will be temporarily closed from today (January 26).
[09:17] Ocean Park announced that in light of the government ’s promotion of the severe new infectious pathogen respiratory disease (Wuhan pneumonia) to the emergency level, taking into account the safety of visitors and employees, it will be today (January 26 ) Will be suspended until further notice. The park urges the affected citizens to reserve tickets for future ticket exchange or refund. If the affected tickets are purchased through a travel agency or ticket sales platform, the park will assist in providing relevant ticket exchange or refund information.
[08:55] 1975 new coronavirus infections were confirmed in the Mainland, and the number of deaths increased to 56.
[07:00] The first case of a new coronavirus was confirmed in Canada, and the person returned to Canada from Wuhan recently. The Canadian government says the patient is in stable condition and has been sent to the hospital for treatment.
[04:00] Singapore has confirmed the fourth case of imported new coronavirus. The patient, a 36-year-old Wuhan resident, arrived in Singapore with his family last Wednesday and is currently being treated in isolation at a hospital in stable condition. He was staying at the Sentosa Village Hotel before admission and the Ministry of Health of Singapore has begun tracing his close contacts.
[02:05] Beijing Municipal Health Commission announced that three more doctors were infected with the new coronavirus. Two of them have traveled to Wuhan for business. The other doctor had not been to Wuhan, but attended the meeting next to one of the infected seats. At present, all three doctors are receiving isolation treatment at designated hospitals, and their condition is stable. Those who have been in close contact have been included in isolation medical observation. No abnormalities have been reported. In addition, in response to the online transmission of an anti-AIDS drug in the clinical treatment of new pneumonia, the Beijing Health and Medical Commission responded that it was a treatment recommended by the National Health and Medical Commission, and the drug was in reserve in Beijing. Relevant hospitals are treating patients in accordance with the national diagnosis and treatment plan in conjunction with the patient's condition.
[00:15] MTR announced that employees at all stations have been required to wear masks while on duty, and they need to take body temperature every day before going to work. They have also reminded staff to notify their superiors and seek medical treatment as soon as possible if they are uncomfortable. In addition, MTR also refers to the railway stations connected to the entry and exit ports, including Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, and has also carried out "deep cleaning". West Kowloon Station, Luohu Station, Lok Ma Chau Station, Hung Hom Station and Airport Station have all strengthened Clean station than 49 bleach.
[00:00] Starting from today (26th), the Hospital Authority will completely suspend public hospital visits and visits, unless there are individual compassion arrangements for clinical reasons; anyone entering the public hospital and clinic area must wear a mask.
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