Coronavirus update: going down

Guangdong added only one new case yesterday, imported from overseas, in Guangzhou. Four cases were discharged. Among the 79 cases still in hospital (48 imported), 15 were light, 59 normal, 4 severe, and 1 critical. (Data: Guangdong Health Commission)

Hong Kong reported no new cases today for the first time since March 5, keeping the city’s tally at 1,026. Twenty-six patients were discharged in the past 24 hours, according to the Centre for Health Protection. Here is a Covid-19 tracker, which lists all currently hospitalized cases, with travel history.

Across the rest of the country, 12 new imported cases were reported, according to the National Health Commission. There were 4 local cases, 3 of which were in Heilongjiang, and one in Inner Mongolia. Asymptomatic cases dropped to 990, as 58 were released from monitoring and no new case was reported.

Related Covid-19 news:

  1. Hong Kong is likely to extend its social-distancing measures for another 28 days, after a local infection was reported on Sunday, the first since March 5. SCMP.
  2. Guangzhou has responded to an uptick in local Covid-19 infections by closing some of its recently reopened indoor attractions at key tourism spots. Of its 48 A-level tourist venues, the Guangdong Science Center and the Yonghua Art Museum have been completely closed; the remainder will have their indoor areas closed until further notice. SCN. The provincial capital is launching a large-scale testing campaign across all its public transport services, which includes acid nucleic testing of all taxi drivers. DY.
  3. China’s biggest airlines are being allowed to restart international flights again, albeit at a measured pace. China Southern will get 19 routes per week, with 16 of those flying out of Guangzhou’s Baiyun International Airport. Bookings can only be done via the airline’s website. DY.
  4. Zhuhai and Donggguan have hopped on the bandwagon of distributing e-coupons for consumption, each city announcing they would distribute vouchers worth 100 million yuan. SCN.

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