China ensures the outbreak is under control despite the growing reported cases

30 July 2020                                                 

As of July 28,the Chinese mainland registered 101 new COVID-19 cases. The National Health Commission said among them, three are from overseas, and 98 are the domestically transmitted cases.                                   

Of the domestic transmissions, 89 were reported in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, eight in the Liaoning Province, and one in Beijing.

No deaths related to the disease were registered on Tuesday, while 10 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals.

Altogether, 78,944 patients had been discharged from hospitals by Tuesday and a total of 84,060 COVID-19 cases had been reported on the Chinese mainland, including 4,634 deaths.

Despite the growing number of confirmed cases reported in China, the country is ensuring the situation is under control.

Ma Zarchi Nay Win, China Media Group, CRI (Myanmar Department) explained more on this.

"More confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported. Everyone that has contacted with these cases are kept under quarantine and the social distancing is imposed on them. Also the necessary tests and checks will be conducted. Despite a couple of confirmed cases reported in China, the situation is still under control. The preventative measures are being carried out in a timely and effective manner."

"In China as a whole, the containment measures include; public places such as markets, restaurants and workplaces are equipped with containment and preventative measures. The travellers need to undergo the medical checks to travel through provinces and cities. Each citizen needs to make health registration like health kit.

The refrigerated foodstuffs imported from overseas are scrutinized. The residential wards are under regular containment measures. On the public transport, temperature measurement, health code checks, masks wearing and social distancing are done regularly. Public places such as cinemas, sports facilities, museums are open to limited number of visitors. The Chinese government is adjusting the restrictions depending on the COVID-19 situations."

In global landscape,

There are now over 16.5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases globally, with over 658,000 fatalities and more than 9.6 million recoveries, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University.

The U.S. has recorded over 4.3 million infections and over 149,000 deaths. The White House on Monday confirmed U.S. President Donald Trump's national security advisor Robert O'Brien has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, claiming there was no risk of exposure to Trump or Vice President Mike Pence.

Some European countries including Germany, France, Belgium and the UK are now tightening COVID-19 measures.

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the COVID-19 pandemic is "one big wave" and not seasonal like influenza.

Arker Kyaw
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