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Guangdong reports 42 new cases, and 5 expats discharged

2020-February-12       Source: Newsgd.com

As of 00:00, February 12th, Guangdong has confirmed 42 new cases, pushing the total number of infected patients to 1219.

As of 00:00, February 12th, Guangdong has confirmed 42 new cases, pushing the total number of infected patients to 1219.

Shaoguan, Zhanjiang, Yangjiang, Heyuan, Shanwei, Jieyang, Shantou, Chaozhou and Meizhou reported no new cases on February 11th.

The 18th press conference on Guangdong's fight against the coronavirus (Covid-19) was held in Guangzhou today.

(Photo: Nian Qing)

With companies resuming production, more and more people need to commute between home and office. Kang Min, infectious diseases expert, suggested that passengers should not “touch your face after touching the facilities on the vehicle, and carry hand sanitizer while out in public".

Microbiology expert Liu Liping, suggested that “when taking the elevator, you can try to press the button with a piece of tissue or your elbow".

He also recommended using chlorine-based disinfectant, such as 84 disinfectant liquid or disinfectant powder, to clean tables, chairs, floor, door handles, wardrobes and toilet, adding however, that people need to exercise caution using bleach and other chlorine based disinfectant products.

In addition, he suggested covering the toilet lid before flushing to reduce the risk of transmission of germs.

Psychiatrist Yin Ping stressed that it’s important to keep regular living habits and do exercise in order to reduce anxiety.

5 expats discharged in Guangdong

(Photo: Zheng Yijian)

The Pakistani student under the Chinese name Wei Xing was cured and discharged from the Guangzhou No.8 Hospital at 10 a.m. today. 5 expats have recovered from the coronavirus (Covid-19) in Guangdong.

Wei travelled to Guangdong in the middle of January, developed symptoms on February 26th and was confirmed as having the virus the next day. After treatment, his temperature has remained stable and he has passed the health tests needed before leaving the hospital.

“I’m grateful to everyone’s help. I love China, every city in China. When the epidemic is over. I’ll finish my study in Wuhan,” said Wei.

In the short term he plans to return to Pakistan after recovery. “I told my family and friends that everything has gone well here and they feel relieved. I love my friends in Wuhan and Guangzhou, both are renowned and beautiful cities.”

Author:Hannah, Steven, Zero (intern)

Editor: Keane, Simon

Editor: Monica Liu

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