Written by: Zhang Meihua
2020-02-26 05:00Last updated: 2020-02-26 10:04
"Wuhan pneumonia" caused by a new coronavirus has spread around the world. The total number of confirmed cases in Hong Kong has increased to 85 yesterday. There are still a few preliminary confirmed cases awaiting review. Ruan Xiangyu, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedicine of the City University of Hong Kong, estimates that by mid-March, optimism will increase to 106 cases, but if the epidemic is out of control, the number of cases will increase significantly to 1,235.
More than 2,700 Hong Kong people have been stranded in 30 cities in the province due to the closure of Hubei Province, mainly in Wuhan, and more than ten of them have been diagnosed with Wuhan pneumonia. The government earlier arranged for charter flights to take Hong Kong people back to Hong Kong on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan. Chief Executive Lin Zheng Yue'e said yesterday that he had reached an agreement with the Hubei authorities to gradually arrange for stranded Hong Kong people to return to Hong Kong for quarantine by charter flights. The relevant pickup will be announced today. Registration arrangements for Hong Kong people to return to Hong Kong.
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Lin Zheng and Nie Dequan applauded the work of the Wuhan Office. (Lin Zheng Yue'e Facebook video screenshot)
[09:40] A diamond princess passenger and a 16-year-old boy tested positive at the University of Hong Kong University and found a positive reaction to the virus. He is currently hospitalized at Queen Mary Hospital and is a preliminary confirmed case.
[09:20] There were 85 confirmed cases in Hong Kong. A source disclosed last night that a 49-year-old woman living in North Point was diagnosed initially. She is a volunteer at Fuhui Jingshe in North Point Buddhist Temple and will help clean the Buddhist Temple.
It was reported this morning that there were three additional confirmed diagnoses in Hong Kong. Two were related to the North Point Buddhist Church. They were an 80-year-old man. He was the husband of a 76-year-old female diagnosed in the Mei Lun Mansion. ; The other was a 26-year-old man who was the son of a 57-year-old female diagnosed from Hongshan Peninsula and is now at Ruttonjee Hospital. In addition, a 29-year-old woman was also initially diagnosed at Ruttonjee Hospital. She was a domestic helper of a 60-year-old woman diagnosed in Swiss Garden.
[08:03] As of 8:03 am on Wednesday (26th), 77,787 confirmed cases nationwide, with a cumulative death toll of 2,666, 2824 suspected cases, and 27,690 cured cases; in Hubei, a severely affected area, there were 64786 confirmed cases The total number of deaths was 2,563.
[05:00] Chief Executive Lin Zheng Yue'e last night (25th) around 10:00, suddenly posted a letter on Facebook, titled "Never Say No to Defeating in January", summarizing the government's anti-epidemic work, listed from 1 Since the beginning of the month, the government's various actions, even the Chief Executive and the Secretary of Commissioner have seen the media 47 times in the "transcript."
After 11:00 pm, Lin Zheng posted a video on Facebook again, together with Nie Dequan, director of the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau, and a video conversation with Feng Haoxian, director of the Wuhan Office. During the dialogue, it was revealed that the government will arrange a special plane to pick up Hong Kong people stranded in Hubei in batches. The registration arrangements will be announced today.
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