Guangdong added two new infections on Monday, one each in Guangzhou and Dongguan, taking the province’s total to 1,347, according to the Guangdong Health Commission. So far, 805 patients have left hospital, with 33 discharged on Monday alone.
A new death was recorded Monday in Guangzhou, which was an 82-year-old man arriving in the city from Wuhan on January 15, bringing the death toll in the GBA to nine.
In Hong Kong, seven new cases were confirmed on Monday. Four were evacuees from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan. Among the city’s total of 81, 19 patients have been discharged, according to the city’s Centre for Health Protection.
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Guangdong has lowered its health-risk alert level, from high to moderate, but government officials are still warning companies and individuals to be vigilant against the potential for another outbreak of the coronavirus identified as COVID-19.
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Following are a collection of snippets from around the Greater Bay Area showing how each municipality is coming up with creative ideas to battle the coronavirus outbreak while at the same time getting the economy back to normal.
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Guangdong added three confirmed cases on Sunday, according to the Guangdong Health Commission. The total number of infections recorded in the province since the outbreak began is 1,345, of which over half, or 722, have been discharged so far.
Shenzhen recorded a new death on Saturday, bringing the death toll in the GBA to eight.
In Hong Kong, five new cases, four evacuated from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan, were confirmed over the weekend, taking the city’s total to 74. However, 12 patients have been discharged, according to the city’s Centre for Health Protection.
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Guangdong has released a series of measures to stabilize the job market and encourage entrepreneurs who have started their own businesses. These include loans worth up to 5 million yuan, extensions of repayment plans, widening of unemployment insurance, and issuance of special subsidies. Highlights are as follows:
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Dongguan’s Metro Line 1 extension project has begun work. The crucial project, which passes through Dalang, Huangjiang, Zhangmutou, and Tangxia, will link the city’s towns and townships more closely with Shenzhen and will also bring the Songshan Lake high-tech district into the urban transport network.
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Guangzhou’s fiercely competitive districts are one reason why the provincial capital was able to remain so resilient in a tough external environment last year. Every year the city publishes its rankings of them, based on GDP, both in absolute terms and growth. In 2019, the southernmost district, Nansha, came out tops in growth but still had some distance to catch Tianhe, according to official data.
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Guangdong has managed to keep its new infection figure at just 10 this week, according to the Guangdong Health Commission. It has also maintained a steady rate of discharges, with 45 leaving hospital on Thursday. Of the total number of infections recorded in the province since the outbreak began is 1,333, nearly half, or 664, have been discharged.
In Hong Kong, three new cases were confirmed today. However, five out of the 68 total confirmed cases have been discharged.
Macau has had no new confirmed cases for more than two weeks, with its casinos reopening on Thursday.
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Guangdong’s enterprises are back at work. Or, at least, half-work.
The province’s Department of Human Resources and Social Security said transport methods were being ramped up, with nearly 200 point-to-point special coaches arranged to pick up staff from outside the province, as well as five special inter-provincial trains. As of February 18, the resumption rate of all enterprises in Guangdong was 45.5%, and among 988 key enterprises, it was 49.7%.
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Guangdong reported a solitary new case of COVID-19 yesterday, in Dongguan, while Hong Kong had three. No new death was reported anywhere in the GBA, while discharge numbers continued to climb.
Guangdong has managed to keep its new infection figure at single digits this week, with only nine reported in total since Sunday, according to the Guangdong Health Commission. It has also kept a steady rate of discharges, with 48 leaving hospital on Wednesday.
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