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    Two new cases of pneumonia infected with coronavirus confirmed in Tianjin
    Release source: CCTV News Client 2020-01-21 18:25:35 Report Hotline: 818500000

    消息 According to the Tianjin Municipal Health and Health Commission, two cases of pneumonitis infected with a new coronavirus were confirmed in Tianjin at 18:00 on January 21.

    The patient was a 60-year-old woman who had recently traveled to Wuhan for tourism. After returning to Tianjin, she was admitted to the hospital for isolation and treatment after a fever clinic on January 19 due to symptoms such as fever and dry cough. It was tested by the Tianjin CDC, reviewed by the China CDC, and confirmed by the Diagnostic Group of the National Health and Health Commission. It was the first confirmed case of pneumonia of a new type of coronavirus infection in Tianjin. The other patient was a 58-year-old man who had recently traveled to Wuhan for business. After returning to Tianjin, he was admitted to hospital for isolation and treatment after a fever and cough in Tianjin on January 14. The disease control department confirmed that it was the second case of pneumonia caused by novel coronavirus infection in Tianjin.

    At present, two patients are undergoing further treatment in Tianjin-designated pneumonia hospital of new coronavirus infection. Two patients have stable vital signs, and those who are in close contact with Tianjin are undergoing medical observation.
    (CCTV reporter Sun Qiang)

    Edit: Ying Bo Error Correction:


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      Hong Kong scientists warn of 'super spreader' Wuhan virus, say more than 1,300 likely infected

      HONG KONG: At least 1,300 individuals in the Chinese city of Wuhan are likely to have been infected with a novel coronavirus between Jan 1 and Jan 17, a team of scientists at the University of Hong Kong said at a press conference on Tuesday (Jan 21).

      The scientists based their research on their experience of studying the spread of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) in Hong Kong in 2003 and the spread of MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) in South Korea in 2015...


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        A suspected case of pneumonia in a new coronavirus infection was found in Hefei
        Anhui Health Commission 2020-01-21 18:40:49

        According to the Anhui Health Commission, in the early morning of January 21, a suspected case of pneumonia of a new coronavirus infection was found in Hefei. The patient had been engaged in beef frozen product operation management in Wuhan, and returned to Anhui by car on the 17th. Isolation treatment has been received at designated hospitals, and the condition is stable. Close contacts have been medically observed. The laboratory test results of patients are being reviewed in accordance with regulations. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, they will be announced to the public in time.
        Editor-in-chief Yang Shihan


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          Ningxia finds a suspected case of pneumonia due to a new coronavirus
          2020-01-21 18:49:43 China News Network

          Langzhong New Network, Yinchuan, January 21 (Yang Di) On January 21, the National Health and Health Commission issued a notice showing that a suspected case of pneumonia of a new type of coronavirus was found in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.

          The reporter learned from the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Health and Health Committee that the Ningxia health department found a suspicious fever patient from Wuhan during the treatment and detection of related fever patients, and in accordance with the relevant national prevention and control program, initiated a test result review process. After the national expert group confirms, it will release information about the pneumonia epidemic of new coronavirus infection in Ningxia at any time....


          • ECDC: Pneumonia cases associated with novel coronavirus, China

            Chinese authorities have identified a cluster of novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV infection in Wuhan City, China. The patients showed symptoms such as fever, dyspnoea, and were diagnosed as viral pneumonia.
            Exposure to the seafood market in Wuhan has been identified for most, but not all of the initially reported cases. The Wuhan's Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, from which samples tested positive for the novel coronavirus, was closed to the public on 1 January 2020.
            Cases with travel history to Wuhan have been detected in other areas of China, such as Beijing and Guangdong. Thailand, Japan and South Korea have also reported cases.
            Contact tracing activities and applied hygiene and environmental sanitation activities in Wuhan are ongoing.
            Three airports in the European Union (EU) have direct flight connections to Wuhan and there are indirect flight connections to other EU hubs. The likelihood of introduction of the virus to the EU is considered low.
            The upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations at the end of January will cause an increased travel volume to/from China and within China, hence increasing the likelihood of arrival in the EU of possible cases
            Last update: 20 January 2020



            • Chinese officials urge people not to travel in and out of city at center of virus outbreak

              BEIJING — Chinese health authorities sought to impose a quasi-quarantine around Wuhan, a city of 11 million people, Tuesday as they stepped up efforts to stop the spread of a mystery virus that has now claimed six lives.

              With confirmation that the pneumonialike coronavirus can be transmitted from person to person, and with hundreds of millions of Chinese packing onto public transport to make their annual pilgrimages home, a new sense of panic has erupted here.




              • China to attend WHO meeting on the novel coronavirus

                16:36, January 21, 2020China will attend the meeting held by the World Health Organization to assess the conditions of the pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

                "As far as I am concerned, on the night of January 22, Beijing time, China will, at the invitation of WHO, join other affected countriese in the meeting of the International Health Regulations Committees." Geng Shuang, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said at a regular press conference on Tuesday...



                • 299 new cases of coronavirus pneumonia diagnosed nationwide

                  [Wenhui News] Today (21st), the National Health and Medical Commission issued a notification: at 04:00 on January 20, 2020, our committee received reports of new types of coronavirus infections in 3 domestic provinces (regions, municipalities). 77 confirmed cases of pneumonia (72 cases in Hubei Province, 2 cases in Shanghai, 3 cases in Beijing); 27 new suspected cases were reported in 9 provinces (districts, municipalities) (4 in Guangdong, 1 in Sichuan, 1 in Yunnan) (7 in Shanghai, 10 in Zhejiang, 1 in Anhui, 1 in Hainan, 1 in Guizhou, and 1 in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region). With the announcement of the first confirmed case of imported neocoronavirus-infected pneumonia in Zhejiang Province, the Health and Medical Commission of Zhejiang Province confirmed 2 cases in Tianjin, 4 new cases in Shanghai, and 1 case in Henan Province. The number of confirmed cases nationwide has now risen to 299.



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                    Civil Aviation Administration: Free refunds for tickets involving Wuhan flights
                    January 21, 2020 19:35 Source: Economic Daily-China Economic Net
                    [Mobile News]

                    Economic Daily-China Economic Net, Beijing, January 21st. According to the website information of the Civil Aviation Administration, on January 21st, the Civil Aviation Administration issued a notice requiring transport airlines to do a good job in preventing and controlling the pneumonia epidemic of new coronavirus infection. Passenger services are highly valued, and for passengers who have already purchased tickets for Wuhan flights, airlines should handle them free of charge if there is a refund request.

                    各 All units in the civil aviation system will do their best to prevent and control the epidemic situation in the civil aviation field, ensure the orderly development of air transport during the "Spring Festival", reduce the risk of epidemic infection of civil aviation passengers and employees, and avoid the spread of immunity through aircraft.


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                      On the afternoon of the 21st, the Press Office of the People's Government of Guangdong Province held a press conference to answer questions related to the new coronavirus epidemic. According to the press conference, as of 15:00 on January 21, Guangdong had reported a total of 14 confirmed cases, including 9 in Shenzhen, 3 in Zhuhai, 1 each in Zhanjiang and Huizhou. All cases were treated in local designated medical institutions for isolation and treatment.


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                        National Health Commission confirms first confirmed pneumonia case of imported new coronavirus infection in Henan Province
                        2020-01-21 20:02:20 CCTV News Client of CCTV

                        On January 21, the National Health and Health Commission confirmed the first confirmed case of pneumonia imported from a new coronavirus infection in Zhengzhou City, Henan Province.

                        The patient was a 66-year-old male from Taikou, Zhoukou. He worked in Wuhan. He developed fever, chest tightness, and shortness of breath on December 29, 2019. He returned to Zhoukou for treatment on January 7, 2020. Referred to Zhengzhou on January 10, patients were transferred to designated hospitals for isolation and treatment on January 20. The provincial CDC collected specimens from this case for testing and showed a weak positive for the new coronavirus, and sent the specimens to the Chinese CDC for viral nucleic acid review testing. On January 21, the Chinese CDC confirmed the viral nucleic acid review testing results The case was positive, and the case was evaluated by an expert in the diagnosis team under the Epidemic Leadership Group of the National Health and Health Commission, and it was confirmed as a confirmed case of pneumonitis infected by the new coronavirus. The patient is currently being treated in isolation and is in stable condition...


                        • Zhong Nanshan concludes that the source of the virus is suspected to be bamboo rat food in recent years

                          2020-01-21 15:00
                          Wuhan's new coronavirus continues to spread. Zhong Nanshan, a high-level expert group leader of the National Health and Medical Commission, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and a national clinical research expert on respiratory diseases, was interviewed by CCTV. According to the current data, the new type of coronavirus has confirmed human-to-human transmission. The source of the virus is wild animals, which may be bamboo rats, And the like.

                          It is reported that the bamboo rats mentioned by Zhong Nanshan mainly live in subtropical forests, thickets and bamboo forests, and use bamboo for food. Due to its large size and abundant meat, bamboo rats have rich nutritional value, high economic value and medicinal value. They have become popular in the Mainland in recent years, and have become a gourmet on the table.

                          "Compendium of Materia Medica" once mentioned: "The bamboo rat meat is sweet, flat, non-toxic. Buzhong Yiqi, detoxification." Another bamboo rat breeder stated that bamboo rat meat is rich in phosphorus, iron, calcium, vitamin E, and amino acids, and has nutritional values ​​that are better than chickens, ducks, geese, pigs, cattle, sheep, fish, shrimp, and crabs. It is a nutritional value High, low fat, low cholesterol game.

                          Because bamboo rats are very popular among diners, the price is even higher, one of which can reach thousands of RMB. The mainland has spawned many artificial farmers. Among them, the "Hua Nong Brothers" who specialize in raising bamboo rats artificially, because of shooting videos of raising bamboo rats, using various reasons such as heat stroke, depression, and too much love to fight, eating and cooking bamboo rats, the video has a very high click-through rate and has been successfully promoted. Bamboo rat.

                          A bamboo rat farmer in Gongcheng, Guangxi, has a hairpin, which is also broadcast live on mobile phones for more than 1 to 3 hours a day. The live broadcast includes introductions to bamboo rat breeding technology and bamboo rat cooking. It has accumulated hundreds of millions of clicks. He said frankly last year The live broadcast platform sold more than 10,000 bamboo rats, and even more arrogantly said, “My own bamboo rats are not enough to sell!”

                          Another YouTuber, Sichuan chef Wang Gang, also teaches cooking bamboo rats on the Internet. Wang Gang said that bamboo rat hair can be scalded with hot water or burned. Because the bamboo rat's skin is thick, it needs to be burned for more than 40 minutes, and describes the bamboo rat's meat as very fragrant. pic and video at link



                          • Wuhan implements access control

                            Xinhua News Agency, Wuhan, January 21 (Reporters Liao Jun and Li Changzheng) The reporter learned from the Wuhan Municipal Government and Wuhan Municipal Health Commission that in order to resolutely curb the spread of pneumonia caused by new-type coronavirus infection, Wuhan strengthened control over personnel entering and leaving Wuhan. The Wuhan tourism team does not go out in groups, and the public security traffic management department conducts random checks on private vehicles entering and leaving Wuhan to check whether the trunks carry live birds and wild animals.

                            Wuhan strengthened the management of public places and public transportation. From January 14, 35 infrared thermometers were quickly installed at airports, railway stations, coach stations, and passenger terminals, and more than 300 handheld infrared thermometers were equipped. Various districts are gradually being installed. Intensify the deployment; set up temperature detection points and investigation points at "three stations and one field" to strengthen the temperature detection of passengers leaving the country; register passengers who have fever, issue brochures and masks, handle refund or reissue procedures for free, guidance Refer to a medical institution in the jurisdiction for medical observation.

                            On January 19, Wuhan again deployed the inspection and inspection work for outbound Han personnel. At the same time, intensive public places such as stations, airports, restaurants, theaters, and trade markets, strengthen measures such as disinfection, ventilation, and temperature monitoring, and strengthen "daily disinfection" and "per-ventilation" of public transportation.



                            • Novel Coronavirus – Republic of Korea (ex-China)

                              Disease outbreak news
                              21 January 2020

                              On 20 January 2020, National IHR Focal Point (NFP) for Republic of Korea reported the first case of novel coronavirus in the Republic of Korea. The case is a 35-year-old female, Chinese national, residing in Wuhan, Hubei province in China.

                              The case-patient had developed fever, chill, and muscle pain on 18 January while in Wuhan. She visited a local hospital in Wuhan and was initially diagnosed with a cold. On 19 January , the case-patient was detected with fever (38.3 ?C) upon arrival at the Incheon International Airport. The case-patient was transferred to a national designated isolation hospital for testing and treatment. She was tested positive for pancoronavirus reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay, and subsequently was confirmed positive for novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) on 20 January by sequencing at the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC). Upon detection, the patient had chills, runny nose, and muscle pain.

                              The case-patient did not report visiting any markets, including Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, nor did she have known contact with confirmed 2019-nCoV cases or wild animals in Wuhan city.

                              The case-patient is currently under isolation, receiving treatment and is in a stable condition. Public health response

                              • Contact tracing and other epidemiological investigation are underway;
                              • The government of the Republic of Korea has scaled up the national alert level from Blue (Level 1) to Yellow (Level 2 out of 4-level national crisis management system);
                              • The Republic of Korea health authority has strengthened surveillance for pneumonia cases in health facilities nationwide since 3 January 2020;
                              • Quarantine and screening measures have been enhanced for travelers from Wuhan at the point of entries (PoE) since 3 January 2020;
                              • Public risk communication has been enhanced.
                              WHO risk assessment

                              This is the fourth internationally exported case of 2019-nCoV from Wuhan City, China by travelers. Since the initial report of cases on 31 December 2019, and as of 20 January 2020, 278 laboratory-confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV infection including six deaths were reported to WHO globally from China, two cases from Thailand, one case from Japan, and one case from the Republic of Korea. In China, 51 are severe cases, and 12 cases are critically ill. They are all under isolation treatment at designated medical institutions in Wuhan. Among the cases reported in China, 14 cases have been reported from Guangdong province, five from Beijing municipality and one from Shanghai municipality.

                              The source of the outbreak is still under investigation in Wuhan City. Preliminary investigations have identified environmental samples positive for nCoV in Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan City, however some laboratory-confirmed patients did not report visiting this market. Cases continue to be reported from Wuhan City, and from other provinces in China. Additional investigations are needed to determine how the patients were infected, the extent of human-to-human transmission, the clinical spectrum of disease, and the geographic range of infection.
                              WHO advice

                              It is prudent to remind populations and health workers of the basic principles to reduce the general risk of transmission of acute respiratory infections by following the below mentioned measures:
                              • Avoiding close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections;
                              • Frequent hand-washing, especially after direct contact with ill people or their environment;
                              • Avoiding unprotected contact with farm or wild animals;
                              • People with symptoms of acute respiratory infection should practice cough etiquette (maintain distance, cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing, and wash hands);
                              • Within healthcare facilities, enhance standard infection prevention and control practices in hospitals, especially in emergency departments.

                              WHO does not recommend any specific health measures for travelers. In case of symptoms suggestive of acute respiratory illness either during or after travel, the travelers are encouraged to seek medical attention and share their travel history with their health care provider. Health authorities should work with travel, transport and tourism sectors to provide travelers with information to reduce the general risk of acute respiratory infections via travel health clinics, travel agencies, conveyance operators and at points of entry.

                              WHO has provided interim guidance for novel coronaviruses

                              WHO advises against the application of any travel or trade restrictions on Korea based on the information currently available on this event.

                              For more information on novel coronavirus, please see:



                              • ....As of 15:00 on January 21, Guangdong had reported a total of 14 confirmed cases, including 9 in Shenzhen, 3 in Zhuhai, and 1 each in Zhanjiang and Huizhou, all of which were treated in isolation at local designated medical institutions...
                                Of the 14 confirmed cases, 12 had a history of living or traveling in Wuhan, and 2 had a history of close family contact with the patient.

                                among them:

                                According to gender, there are 9 males and 5 females;

                                By age, 9 cases were over 60 years old, 4 cases were 35-51 years old, and 1 case was 10 years old children;

                                According to the condition, 2 cases were critically ill, 4 cases were severe, and there were no deaths...