Updates of The New Coronavirus Pneumonia

A total of 4,515 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) were reported as of Monday, January. 106 people died and 60 patients have recovered.

Besides the temporary closures of tourist sites, museums and cancellations of gatherings, transport restrictions have been imposed in various areas as the country is still in its Spring Festival travel rush period.

On Monday, Tianjin and the eastern provinces of Zhejiang and Anhui began to suspend inter-provincial highway passenger bus services. Previously, Shanghai and Qinghai Province had halted similar bus services.

Beijing has also launched temperature detection at 55 subway stations, including stops at railway stations and the Beijing Capital International Airport. Passengers with abnormal body temperatures will be sent to the hospital. Beijing's subway stations and buses have also stepped up cleaning and disinfection work. Each carriage of the train is ordered to be disinfected every day. The entrances and exits, escalators, self-service machines, toilets and other public areas of the subway stations are disinfected three times each day.

Tianjin has asked all taxi drivers and passengers to wear masks and taxi drivers to disinfect the car after taking each passenger.

In Guangdong province, people who go to public places must wear masks. 

Those who do not wear masks when entering public places shall be discouraged, and those who do not listen to the dissuasion shall be reported to the relevant competent authorities, who shall be dealt with according to their respective functions and duties according to law.

Those who obstruct emergency personnel from performing their duties, violate the law of the People's Republic of China on punishment for public security administration, and constitute violations of public security administration, shall be punished by the public security organ according to law; if the case constitutes a crime, criminal responsibility shall be investigated according to law.

Shanghai on Monday postponed the resumption of work and school openings to reduce people gathering and block the spread of the coronavirus epidemic.

The decision was made after the State Council.

All kinds of local enterprises, except those in the sectors such as utilities, medical appliances and drugs, supermarkets and food, shall not resume their work earlier than the midnight of Feb. 9, Shanghai's authorities said during a press conference on Monday afternoon.

Schools at all levels, including universities, primary and middle schools and kindergartens, shall not open before Feb. 17. The specific date will be announced later.

For more info: Notice: The State Council Extends New Year Holiday till Feb 2!

Source: xinhua

Editor: Crystal H


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