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COVID-19 is making headlines within the tropical resort city of Sanya in Hainan province after it was found that two passengers – Lei and Guan – who flew from Xian to Hainan on Dec 9 had been in shut proximity to an asymptomatic coronavirus affected person at an airport restaurant earlier than their departure.
Subsequently, on Dec 11, 43 individuals who had been in shut contact with Lei and Guan, together with 29 people of their tour group (different friends, tour guides, and drivers), and 12 people who ate on the similar eating places in Hainan, had been promptly remoted and given nucleic acid exams. On the time of writing, all 43 individuals to have been examined, in addition to Lei and Guan, turned up adverse outcomes. They’re, nonetheless, nonetheless beneath quarantine.
Given its hotter, tropical local weather, Hainan – and particularly Sanya – is a well-liked vacation spot for Beijingers hoping to flee the town’s bitterly chilly winter. At current, there doesn’t appear to be any new journey restrictions, nonetheless, as we’ve come to count on over the course of this yr, issues can change each drastically and quickly, and we’re actually not out of the woods but. Which means anybody who meant on vacationing in “China’s Hawaii” within the close to future can count on mitigation efforts and contact tracing to be ramped up, together with ubiquitous well being code and temperature checks, stringent masks insurance policies, lowered capability at fashionable vacationer websites, and a strict appointment system for visiting these websites.
Nevertheless, for the second, the incident has but to spice up the town into the class of “Medium Risk,” the list of which is at present populated solely by areas of Interior Mongolia, Heilongjiang, Sichuan, and Xinjiang. At current, there are not any designated high-risk areas in China.
Equally, extra circumstances – each asymptomatic and symptomatic – continue to trickle into Beijing from abroad. As an illustration, on Nov 28, a 60-year-old man flew into Beijing Capital Airport from Hong Kong and was examined upon arriving at customs. That take a look at turned up adverse, and the person was then despatched to a resort for his requisite 14-day quarantine. He was then examined once more, previous to being launched from his quarantine, and that take a look at got here again constructive. He has since been moved to Ditan Hospital. Likewise, a 31-year-old Henan-native flew from Pakistan to Beijing on Dec 11 and examined constructive at customs. He too has been moved to Ditan Hospital for therapy and isolation.
In the meantime, it has been 129 days since Beijing’s final native transmission.
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