Zhejiang Places 14-day Isolation on All Inbound People

Source: HangzhouTube, China Daily

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In view of the increasing inbound cases, on March 23, Zhejiang decided to place 14-day centralized isolation on inbound travelers from all countries and regions, where Chinese citizens and foreigners will be treated equal and all expenses of isolation, accommodation and transportation shall be borne by the travelers. 

For testing and medical expenses, those who have basic medical insurance or commercial insurance, can get reimbursed according to relevant regulations; those without the insurance, shall shoulder the expenses by themselves; for people with special difficulties, assistance shall be provided according to the relevant regulations.

Two new imported cases reported in Zhejiang

In March 23rd, 2 imported COVID-19 cases (one from Switzerland and the other from UK) were reported in Zhejiang.  As of the day, Zhejiang had reported 23 imported cases, among which 5 got discharged.


The patient from Switzerland was a female, who was a researcher of an overseas university. On March 19, she left Geneva, Switzerland, and transferred to Frankfurt Airport, Germany. On March 20, she arrived at Pudong Airport, Shanghai, and transferred to the isolation place of Hangzhou after Airport Quarantine. She began to develop symptoms on March 21 and was later diagnosed.


The other patient is a student studying in the UK, originating from Jiaxing. He left London on the evening of March 16 local time by flight MU552, and arrived at Pudong Airport in Shanghai on the afternoon of March 17. After quarantine at the airport, he was transferred to the isolation place in the early morning of March 18. His symptoms appeared during the isolation, and he was confirmed later.

Zhejiang further lowers coronavirus response

Starting from Monday, Zhejiang lowered its emergency response from the second level to the third level, according to the provincial government.

Previously, the province downgraded its emergency response from the top level to the second level on March 2.


As of Sunday, Zhengjiang has not reported any domestically-transmitted new cases for 30 consecutive days.

Wuhan to end lockdown on April 8


Wuhan will open travel to outside the city on April 8, with other parts of Hubei province ending their lockdown on Wednesday, according to a government announcement.


The provincial government said on Tuesday areas other than Wuhan will restore outbound traffic on Wednesday and people will need to show a health code a digital health certificate issued by the province - when leaving the province.


Wuhan will continue stringent traffic control until April 8.


However, starting on Wednesday, migrant workers in Wuhan who hold a "green" health code and wish to return to work outside the city could be transported in groups directly to their destinations after passing a nucleic acid test for novel coronavirus, according to the announcement.


Other travelers with a "green" health code will be able to leave the city on April 8.


People from other provinces will be able to travel within the province with the health code issued by their original provincial regions without the need to present other certificates.


Wuhan will gradually resume production based on epidemic risk evaluation.

Total COVID-19 imported cases in China reach 427

The total number of imported cases of COVID-19 in China reached 427 as of Monday. 380 among them are Chinese nationals and 47 are foreign citizens, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Tuesday.

6 effective TCM recipes for COVID-19

Traditional Chinese medicine has been playing a critical role in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of novel coronavirus pneumonia. Official figures showed that 91.6 percent of the patients in Hubei province, and 92.4 percent of patients nationwide have been treated with TCM.


Three formulas and three medicines have proved to be effective in treating the infection, according to the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Here is a list of them.


1. Jinhua Qinggan granule


It was developed during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. It has a curative effect in treating patients with mild and moderate symptoms.


2. Lianhua Qingwen capsule/granule


It has a curative effect in patients with mild symptoms and helps to relieve fever, cough and fatigue.


3. Xuebijing injection


It was developed and marketed during the SARS epidemic in 2003. A comparative experiment of 710 cases jointly conducted by over 30 hospitals showed the injection, combined with regular treatment, can reduce the mortality rate of severe patients by 8.8 percent and shorten intensive care unit hospitalization by four days.


4. Lung Cleansing and Detoxifying decoction


It is derived from several classic recipes in a TCM book known in English as Treatise on Cold Damage Diseases (Shang Han Za Bing Lun), which was written by doctor Zhang Zhongjing some time before 220 AD.


Huang Luqi, president of the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, said 1,264 patients in 10 provinces received the decoction and 1,214 have recovered, accounting for 96.1 percent, and no cases worsening.


5. Huashi Baidu formula


It can be used to treat patients with mild, moderate and severe conditions and has a comprehensive treatment effect during different stages of novel coronavirus pneumonia.


6. Xuanfei Baidu granule


It is used for treating patients with mild and moderate symptoms and can effectively prevent patients from deteriorating.

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