Zhejiang: Asymptomatic to be Managed as Confirmed

Source: HangzhouTube, CGTN, ezhejiang.gov.cn

Good morning

Asymptomatic infection of COVID-19 is a prominent hidden danger in epidemic control, and is also highly concerning to the public. 
On March 30, Zhejiang announced that all asymptomatic infected persons should be managed strictly in accordance with the requirements for confirmed cases. Once found, the asymptomatic patients should be immediately admitted to designated hospitals for 14 days of centralized isolation. At the end of the isolation, they need to be negative for nucleic acid tests twice in a row, and the sampling interval should be more than 24 hours. After finishing the isolation in the designated hospital, they should be transferred to a centralized isolation place for a further 14-day observation.
In Zhejiang, laboratory tests are carried out for all inbound travelers who enter the province before taking and finishing a centralized isolation to screen out people with asymptomatic infections. Once found, epidemiological investigation will be carried out immediately to find possible close contacts, and corresponding measures will be taken to ensure that the infection route is cut off at the first time.

2 Major Museums in Zhejiang Reopen

Hangzhou Low Carbon Science & Technology Museum reopens on March 25

The Hangzhou Low Carbon Science & Technology Museum is the world's first low-carbon-themed science and technology museum.



  • No 1888 Jianghan Road, Binjiang district, Hangzhou



  • Hours: 9:30 - 16:30 from Wednesday to Sunday. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays (except on state holidays).

  • Reservations: Visitors can make a reservation on WeChat (ID: zghzdtkjg) or in person. Reservations for up to four persons can be made per WeChat ID. Real-name authentication is required.


Zhejiang Provincial Museum reopens on March 26

Zhejiang Provincial Museum is the largest comprehensive museum in Zhejiang. It houses more than 100,000 cultural relics and covers an area of over 40,000 square meters.



  • No 25 Gushan Road, Xihu district, Hangzhou



  • Hours: 9:00 to 17:00 from Tuesday to Sunday. No entry after 16:30. Closed on Mondays (except on state holidays).

  • Reservations: Visitors must make a reservation on WeChat (ID: zjmuseum, or zimuseumV). Reservations for up to four persons can be made per WeChat ID. Real-name authentication is required.

  • The museum accepts no more than 800 visitors (including children) per day. Show your ID card before entering the museum and have your temperature taken.


Wearing a mask is a must to enter the museums.

Trains and flights from Wuhan set to resume on April 8

Starting April 8, Wuhan Tianhe International Airport will resume domestic passenger flights, and 17 railway stations are planning to reopen to passengers.


Train tickets from Wuhan on April 8 are in short supply with some sold out. According to 12306, a China railway booking website, train tickets from Wuhan to big cities in other provinces including Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Shenzhen are sold out, and there's few remaining tickets on trains from Wuhan to Chongqing.

Can the COVID-19 virus spread through water?


Can the COVID-19 virus spread through drinking water?

  • The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water. Conventional water treatment methods that use filtration and disinfection, such as those in most municipal drinking water systems, should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.


Can the COVID-19 virus spread through pools and hot tubs?

  • There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.


Can the COVID-19 virus spread through sewerage systems?

  • CDC is reviewing all data on COVID-19 transmission as information becomes available. At this time, the risk of transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19 through sewerage systems is thought to be low. Although transmission of COVID-19 through sewage may be possible, there is no evidence to date that this has occurred. This guidance will be updated as necessary as new evidence is assessed.

Self-Protection in Elevators During COVID-19 Pandemic

Confined spaces such as in elevators are easy conduits for viral transmission during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it's hard for people who live in high-rise buildings to skip taking elevators.


Here are some tips from the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention that you can follow to better protect yourself when taking an elevator:

  • Wear a face mask before entering an elevator.

  • Avoid taking crowded elevators or the ones with people coughing inside, one of the coronavirus symptoms.

  • Avoid touching elevator buttons directly with your hands.

  • Clean your hands thoroughly afterward.

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