Coronavirus update: Recoveries climbing

Recoveries in Guangdong surged over the weekend, to 1,034 cases, leaving only 316 under treatment. However, the province is not yet rid of COVID-19: Guangdong added two new infections since Friday, one each in Dongguan and Shenzhen, according to the Guangdong Health Commission.

In Hong Kong, seven new cases were confirmed since Friday, taking the total infections to 100 while 10 new recoveries were reported, leaving 64 under treatment, according to the city’s Centre for Health Protection. The death toll in the GBA remains at nine.

Hubei, epicentre of the outbreak, reported 1,189 new cases since Friday, adding 423, 570 and 196 cases on each of the past three days, taking the total to 67,103. The death toll rose to 2,803, with 42 new deaths added on Sunday, up 8 from the previous day’s 34, according to the Hubei Health Commission.

The nationwide number of new infections outside Hubei was six on Sunday, with four and three cases added on the previous two days, according to the National Health Commission.

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1. Foshan’s Chancheng district has bought anti-virus insurance totalling 1 billion yuan for its 70,000 virus-stricken companies. Companies who have employees infected with the COVID-19 during the resumption of work could get 500,000 yuan in compensation. Nanfang Daily.

2. Shenzhen has unveiled 31 more measures aimed at supporting disease-prevention efforts and the city’s economic development, including 5.7 billion of savings for enterprises’ electricity costs and 800 billion yuan of investment goals for 2020. Nanfang Daily.

3. Shenzhen has deferred and cut down health insurance fees payable by residents totalling 4.5 billion yuan. Sznews.com.

4. As e-commerce and online delivery surges amid the coronavirus outbreak, Nanfang Daily takes a look at a day in the life of deliverymen in Guangzhou. Nanfang Daily.

5. As of today, around 95% of the enterprises above designated size in Shenzhen had resumed operation, according to the city’s Information and Technology Bureau. Sznews.com.

6. The Caixin/Markit manufacturing purchasing manager’s index, a survey focusing on China’s smaller factory operators, plunged to record low in 16 years in February, highlighting a collapse in the country’s manufacturing sector as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. SCMP.

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