As of 24:00, February 25th, Guangdong had reported no new cases across the province.
The 32nd press conference on Guangdong's fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) was held in Guangzhou today.
“Since Guangdong’s medical team arrived in Jingzhou, Hubei Province on February 10th, 556 patients had been cured and discharged from the hospital in the ten days to February 20th,” said Zhou Zixiao, Deputy Director-General of the Health Commission of Guangdong Province.
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According to Lei Yuelong, Deputy Mayor of Zhongshan, 98.8% of large-scale industrial enterprises across Zhongshan have resumed operation, and all leading enterprises have already gotten back to work.
Lei stressed, a large number of enterprises’ resumption of production shows that Zhongshan's economic system is intact and vigorous.
"Zhongshan has put forward 20 measures to support companies during the epidemic, and help SMEs to solve their financing difficulties," Lei said.
Zhongshan has lowered the public health emergency level from level Ⅰ to level Ⅱ, set up a 3-tier graded prevention scheme which classifies the city’s different towns, and released guidance on those areas.
"At present, except 3 low-risk towns, the rest are still assessed as medium risk," Lei said. "Assessment will be carried out every week to confirm the risk level".
"In addition, we will ensure citizens’ daily supplies and prepare protective equipment for schools" he said.
“1 million migrant workers will come back to Zhongshan,” said Zhang Zhongcheng, Deputy Secretary of Politics and Law Committee of Zhongshan Municipal CPC Committee, adding that although the city has removed quarantine stations on inter city and county roads, the process will continue at railway stations, bus terminals and ports.
"Zhongshan will now strengthen epidemic prevention, control and monitoring in communities and companies," Zhang said.
Li Bingsheng, General Secretary of the Zhongshan Development and Reform Bureau, stated that since February 10th, the construction of Shenzhen-Zhongshan Bridge has been resumed in different stages, and will be back in full swing by the end of February.
The Shenzhen-Zhongshan Bridge is scheduled to open in 2024.
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