The Beijing government on Wednesday issued guidelines calling for greater control and intensified screening of people coming to the capital from high-risk areas in a bid to contain the coronavirus outbreak before it advances to an expected spreading phase during return travel rush at the end of the Spring festival holidays.
China stepped up efforts to prevent the fatal coronavirus from further spreading by coming up with guidelines for prevention and deploying community healthcare staff, which is expected to play a major role in enhancing prevention work, the national health authority said Wednesday.
Political and legal affairs organs across China will ramp up their work to tighten security at designated medical institutions and crowded places and combat crimes as the country fights the novel coronavirus epidemic.
Tuesday brought a gleam of hope for China as at least 10 provinces, including Central China's Hubei Province, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, reported a decline in the number of newly infected patients than the previous day.
The China National Committee on Ageing (CNCA) Wednesday issued an open letter addressing the country's senior citizens during the challenging phase of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko instructed relevant authorities to provide medical support and supplies to China as the country has been fighting resolutely to contain the deadly pneumonia, the Global Times learned.
While worries continue to grow as the number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases surpassed 5,900 nationwide, a gleam of hope emerged with the recovery of over 100 patients, besides several labs made key breakthroughs in their race to develop vaccines.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday that it will send international experts to China as soon as possible to increase understanding of the novel coronavirus outbreak situation and guide the global counter-epidemic efforts.
The new coronavirus outbreak that has gripped China and other countries resulting in over 130 deaths may recede in about 7-10 days, renowned Chinese respiratory expert Zhong Nanshan predicted on Tuesday.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday that China has full confidence and capability to win the battle against the outbreak of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
The rise in the number of children infected with the novel coronavirus does not indicate a new variant of the virus has emerged, but rather greater opportunities to contract the disease from sick family members, said the Chinese disease control authority.
A fourth novel coronavirus patient has recovered and was discharged from hospital in Shanghai on Tuesday, which is inspiring and encouraging, said Wu Jinglei, director of Shanghai Health Commission during a press conference in Shanghai on Tuesday afternoon.
The Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said he is confident in China's capacity to deal with the novel coronavirus outbreak, and plans by some countries to repatriate their citizens are unnecessary.
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So far, 4,130 medical staff from around China specialized in both Western and Chinese medicines have arrived in Hubei Province to assist local medical work. It is expected that altogether 6,000 medical staff will arrive in Hubei.
Shanghai municipal government briefed media on its prevention and control of the novel coronavirus on Monday afternoon.