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New crown pneumonia | Singapore airport adds two diagnoses Xu Shuchang: If there is no community outbreak, it will not affect tourism

2020-10-26T03:35:52.210Z

The Hong Kong government has recently reached a principled agreement with Singapore to implement a bilateral "tourism bubble", and passengers do not need to undergo compulsory quarantine. However, yesterday (25th) two staff members of Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3 were diagnosed with new coronary pneumonia. Xu Shuchang, chair professor of the Department of Respiratory System at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said on a commercial TV program this morning (26th) that if it does not cause a major outbreak in the community, it is believed that it will have little impact on the implementation of the "tourism bubble". He also said that if you want to clear the customs as soon as possible, it is not appropriate to relax the epidemic prevention measures too much now.



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Written by: Huang Weilun

2020-10-26 11:28

Last update date: 2020-10-26 11:28

The Hong Kong government has recently reached a principled agreement with Singapore to implement a bilateral "tourism bubble", and passengers do not need to undergo compulsory quarantine. However, yesterday (25th) two staff members of Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3 were diagnosed with new coronary pneumonia.

Xu Shuchang, chair professor of the Department of Respiratory System at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said on a commercial TV program this morning (26th) that if it does not cause a major outbreak in the community, it is believed that it will have little impact on the implementation of the "tourism bubble".

He also said that if you want to clear the customs as soon as possible, it is not appropriate to relax the epidemic prevention measures too much now.

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Xu Shuchang’s commercial program "Departing on a Day at Jinglang" stated that in the two Changi Airport cases, the patient had not been in contact with each other, and it is believed that it may not have been spread through the airport.

He continued that the local government has quarantined close contacts. It is believed that as long as the observation on the 14th does not cause a major outbreak, the implementation of the "tourism bubble" will not be greatly affected.

He also said that there were sporadic cases in the communities of both places, describing the situation as equal.

Xu Shuchang also said that the air-conditioning system on the plane is better than that in the operating room. The cabin has 20 to 30 air changes per hour, which is more than the operating room. As long as passengers maintain personal hygiene, wear masks and wash their hands frequently, there is no risk. high.

He also pointed out that if the public wants to switch on and off as soon as possible, the current epidemic prevention measures should not be "relaxed too much."

Participating in a local group must be psychologically prepared. If someone in the group is diagnosed with involvement

In addition to traveling abroad, the government has recently relaxed local tour groups to a maximum of 30 people per group.

Zeng Qiyin, the co-chair of the Infectious Disease Advisory Committee of the Medical Association, stated on the Hong Kong and Taiwan program "Millenniums" that every citizen participating in the local group needs to be psychologically prepared. Once someone in the group is diagnosed, it will be implicated. People who are considered close contacts need to be isolated.

He said that during the travel period, such as eating meals, they have the opportunity to remove their masks, reminding participants to take adequate preventive measures.

As for whether the upper limit of the number of people per group can be relaxed, he said that it needs to be done step by step. If the situation is ideal, it can be considered again.

In addition, the government has stated that it intends to implement large-scale virus testing.

Zeng Qiyin said that it is necessary to understand whether the test is regional or for a specific industry. If it is a large-scale test in Hong Kong, it may be necessary to suspend activities for several days in Hong Kong. Otherwise, invisible patients may wander in the community and continue to spread the virus, reducing its effectiveness.

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