China is facing a looming new coronavirus outbreak, China’s state-run newspaper Global Times has warned. Pictured, residents cheer as members of a medical assistance team from Chongqing depart after helping with the locals in Xiaogan city, China’s central Hubei province.
A second coronavirus outbreak in China is ‘highly likely’ and ‘even inevitable’ as the pandemic escalates, China’s state newspaper has warned.
Loopholes in the health screening process and inadequate quarantine measures for people arriving from abroad are the main factors for the looming new crisis, according to state-run Global Times.
The stark warning comes as former epicentre Hubei Province, apart from its capital Wuhan, is set to lift travel restrictions tonight after being locked down for two months.
It also comes as Wuhan has registered its first native infection, a doctor, after reporting zero cases for five consecutive days.
A high proportion of asymptomatic cases – people who carry the virus but show no symptoms – is another contributing factor to the potential outbreak, said Global Times in an article published yesterday.
One-in-three positive coronavirus tests are from ‘silent carriers’ who show no symptoms, according to classified Chinese government data viewed by South China Morning Post.
Even though the number of daily cases has dropped to zero in Wuhan, where the epidemic emerged in December, the city is not counting in asymptomatic infections, sparing public fears that they can be a ticking time bomb.
Faced with public pressure, Wuhan Municipal Health Commission yesterday released a statement, saying all asymptomatic cases would need to be isolated in quarantine camps for 14 days.
These silent carriers would be identified when officials screen the close contacts of confirmed patients and investigate cluster infections, according to the document.
The stark warning comes as former epicentre Hubei Province, apart from its capital Wuhan, is set to lift travel restrictions after a two-month lock down. Pictured, staff members line up at attention as they prepare to spray disinfectant at Wuhan Railway Station in Wuhan on March 24
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Patient Recovers From Coronavirus, Allegedly Throws Party Which Was Attended By 100 People & Gets Infected AGAIN
A piece of odd news which we are yet to substantiate has emerged from Pakistan revealing how a man recovered from Covid-19 only to be infected with the deadly disease again after throwing a party attended by 100 of his friends.
Ostensibly, the man threw the party to celebrate his victory from the jaws of death but sadly he covid-19 captured him again for being careless. We gathered that some of his friends who have the virus started coughing and sneezing at the at the party which made him contract the disease.
Meanwhile, officials in Pakistan are investigating the matter to know how the man threw a party despite the global economic slowdown.
Just In: Nigerians React As Davido Announces Chioma Tests Positive For Coronavirus
Davido, in a social media post, announced that Chioma, his fiance, has tested positive for coronavirus. However, he added that he, his baby and his crew are negative.
Below are some of the reactions of Nigerians to this news:
Davido’s Chioma is tested positive for Covid 19, This is disheartening , what is the assurance I don’t have or you don’t have too because some of us have not done test, please I think this is the right time for all of us to stay at home and isolate ourself for 14 days…
So now we know that 33 asymptomatic people got tested. Davido, Chioma and their close associates. 🙂
We cover Chioma and Davido with the Blood of Jesus…
Davido just confirmed that Chioma is positive for Coronavirus, a nursing mother fgs. Can this Disease stop already???
— Duke of Ibadan 🀄️ (@AsiwajuLerry) March 27, 2020
I feel Davido & his crew were irresponsible, he cancelled all his shows in USA, he knew what was going on. Only to come back to Lagos and be travelling everywhere. Chioma got back too and was everywhere with him. God help the poor people that came in contact with them.
‘Accra & Kumasi To Be Partially Locked Down From Monday’ – Prez Akufo Addo Reveals
As the number of Ghana’s Coronavirus cases increases, measures to prevent the outbreak of the disease also intensifies.
In view of this, the President of Ghana, Nana Addo in his fourth Coronavirus address has rolled out some lockdown measures.
In his speech, he stated that all metropolitan and municipal assemblies in the Greater Accra Region together with Awutu Senya East Municipal will be partially locked down from Monday.
Aside from Accra, some metropolitan, municipal and districts in greater Kumasi will also be partially locked down.
This lockdown will be valid for 2 weeks. Residents within the affected areas are advised to adhere to this directive in order to curb the outbreak of the disease.
The president also announced that the government has set aside GHC 1 billion to help household and SMEs these trying times.
Summary of the Restrictions Imposed on Selected Areas in Ghana by Government for 2weeks
President Akufo-Addo has announced that effective Monday, 30th March 2020 at 1 am under the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012), there will be restrictions on the movement of persons in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA, which include Awutu Senya East ), and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and contiguous districts, for a period of two (2) weeks or 14 days subject to review.
In Greater Accra, the following areas will be affected:
-Awutu Senya East
In the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area the following areas are affected:
*Atwima Nwabiagya North
This means that everyone resident in these areas must stay at home for the next two weeks or 14 days, However, if you must go out, it must only be to get essential items such as food, water, medicine, undertake banking transactions, or to use public toilet facilities. But, as much as possible, stay at, h.ome.
There shall be, during this period, no inter-city movement of vehicles and aircraft for private or commercial purposes for the areas of the restrictive measures, except for vehicles and aircrafts providing essential services and those carrying cargo.
Riders of motorbikes are not allowed to carry any additional person, and all intra-city passenger vehicles, such as trotros and taxis, must reduce the number of passengers in order to observe appropriate social distancing and hygiene protocols. All commercial vehicle stations shall observe appropriate hygiene protocols and social distancing.
Individuals and institutions providing the following services shall be exempted from the restrictions:
-Members of the Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary;
-Production, distribution and marketing of food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, medicine, paper and plastic packages.
-Environmental and sanitation activities;
-Road and Railway
-Members of the security agencies assigned lawful duties;
-The staff of electricity, water, telecommunications, e-commerce and digital service providers; and
-Fuel stations staff.
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