Guangdong Lowers Public Health Emergency Level As New Cases Drop

By Barnaby Lofton, February 24, 2020

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With February drawing to a close, many are eager to resume work and get back to their regular routines. We have good news as the Guangdong Provincial Health Commission adjusted the provincial public health emergency level this morning from Level I to Level II, based on the current COVID-19 situation. Five other provinces also decreased their emergency response levels, including Gansu, Liaoning, Guizhou, Yunnan and Shanxi. 

So, just how many levels of response to public health emergencies are there? The Guangdong Provincial Public Health Emergency Plan states that there are four levels: I, II, III and IV, with Level I classified as the occurrence of a “particularly major” public health emergency, while a Level II indicates a “major” public health emergency – so, still a long way to go.

Guangdong initiated the first-level response just over a month ago on January 23, along with all provinces on the Chinese mainland. 

Despite the past week of seeing fewer new confirmed cases across the province, citizens are reminded to remain vigilant as businesses return to work. Restaurants in Guangdong have also been given the go-ahead to resume dine-in service; however, with varying limitations based on district. 

As of this morning, Guangdong government has reported three new cases for the province, two in Dongguan and one in Yangjiang. Of the 1,345 confirmed cases, there have been 6 deaths and 772 people (57%) discharged from the hospital.

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[Cover image via @深圳地铁/WeChat]

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