HOW DID CHINA PREVENT AND CONTROL THE COVID-19 INFECTION? - Halimiz
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19 March 2020
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Wuhan, the once hardest-hit city in central China’s Hubei Province during the COVID-19 outbreak, resumed a total of 117 bus routes starting Wednesday, around 30 percent of the city’s total bus transport capacity, the municipal transport bureau said.

No new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were reported Tuesday in Wuhan.

This is the map of remaining COVID-19 cases in China as of March 25, 16:30 hours.

HOW DID CHINA PREVENT AND CONTROL THE COVID-19 INFECTION? 4

China has put the epidemic under control, but how did China succeed?

First, China imposed a lockdown in Wuhan in an early time to prevent more cases flowing to other provinces. On Jan. 23, Wuhan declared unprecedented traffic restrictions, including suspending the city’s public transport and all outbound flights and trains, in an attempt to contain the epidemic within its territory. Similar restrictions were soon introduced in other areas in Hubei. It was a very strong measure but it proved to be very effective.

SecondChina put people’s lives before the economic development. China started to lift the restrictions until the epidemic was totally under control. The novel corona virus epidemic has exerted a huge impact on China’s economy. The first quarter should have been the peak season of consumption with the highest contribution rate to GDP growth, but the epidemic has severely suppressed consumption.

Third, China is transparent in sharing the data with her people. The Chinese authority not only shared the case numbers but also detailed the information of the infected people, like where he is from, which places he has been to, which flight or train he has taken, and who he had contacted with and even the address of this person. This was aimed to help healthy people to make precaution with this information.

Forth, China has allocated all the resources to support the city of Wuhan and the province of Hubei. Thousands of health personals have been sent to Hubei People from other provinces. People across the country donated large amount of medical supplies and food to Hubei.

Fifth, almost all Chinese people participated in the fight against the corona virus. Throughout February, more than 1 billion Chinese people stayed indoors. Almost everyone who had to go outside wore a mask.

The following timeline shows clearly how China battled the virus.

 

Date Cumulative Confirmed cases in China Measures
1.20 291 China’s most famous infectious disease expert Zhong Nanshan told Chinese people that it is useful to wear mask and that the novel corona virus can transmit from person to person.
1.21 440
1.22 571
1.23 830 Wuhan declared unprecedented traffic restrictions, including suspending the city’s public transport and all outbound flights and trains, in an attempt to contain the epidemic within its territory. Similar restrictions were soon introduced in other areas in Hubei.
1.24 1287 Medical teams from Guangdong province, Shanghai and military hospitals were send to Wuhan.
1.25 1975 Medical teams from 4 provinces were send to Hubei.

Other provinces start to donate food to Hubei.

Government started to construct Huoshenshan Hospital, an emergency specialty field hospital in Wuhan.

1.26 2744 More medical teams and food send to Hubei.

Government started to construct Leihenshan Hospital, the second emergency specialty field hospital in Wuhan.

1.27 4535 More medical teams and food send to Hubei.

Chinese government decided to extend the Spring Festival Holiday to Feb. 2

1.28 5597 More medical teams and food send to Hubei. Some provinces started to send the second batch of medical teams.
1.29 7736
1.30 9720
1.31 11821 China evacuated 199 Hubei citizens from abroad.
2.1 14411 Li lanjuan, a Chinese epidemiologist and hepatologist who first proposed the lockdown of the center Wuhan, left for Wuhan with a team of medical workers from Hangzhou to help combat the epidemic.
2.2 17238
2.3 20471 Huoshenshan hospital started to accept patients.

Wuhan started to convert city sports stadium and two convention centers into three mobile cabin hospitals.

2.4 24363 2000 more medical personnel are sent to Wuhan.
2.5 28060
2.6 31211 Three mobile cabin hospitals prepared to accept patients

Antiviral drug Remdesivir to be applied in clinical trials.

2.7 34598 Medical teams from four top Chinese hospitals went to Wuhan.
2.8 37251 Leishanshan hospital started to accept patients.
2.9 40235 Medical teams from 8 provinces were send to Hubei

16 cities in Hubei province have been partnered with a province or municipality that will offer assistance.

2.10 42708
2.11 44730 Production capability of urgently needed N95 medical masks in China has been expanded to 128 percent of the normal level, and eight provinces reported capacity had been restored to or exceeded 100 percent.
2.12 59882 Any suspected cases with pneumonia-related computerized tomography (CT) scan results are counted as clinically diagnosed cases.

By this day, 189 medical teams and 21569 health personnel have been sent to Hubei.

More than 20 provinces introduced closed-off management on residential communities. The communities were also asked to strictly check and register the personnel and vehicles entering and leaving, and ban express delivery from entering.

2.13 63932 New Secretary of the Hubei Provincial Party Committee was appointed.

Jiangsu province send 7th batch of medical team.

2.14 66576 A total of 217 medical teams and 25633 health personnel have been send to Hubei by this day.

China has developed convalescent plasma to treat patients who are infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

2.15 68584
2.16 70635 Autopsy on two COVID-19 patients finished in Wuhan
2.17 72528 Shanxi province sent its 10th batch of medical teams to Hubei.
2.18 74279
2.19 75101
2.20 75993
2.21 76392 Wuhan decided to set up 19 more mobile cabin hospitals.
2.22 77041
2.23 77262
2.24 77779 Many places downgraded the emergency response level.

China’s top legislature said it will immediately ban the trade and consumption of wild animals.

2.25 78190 China’s daily mask output exceeds 70 million units.
2.26 78630
2.27 78959
2.28 79389 First corona virus autopsy in China highlights how illness targets lungs.

 

2.29 79968
3.1 80174
3.2 80302
3.3 80422
3.4 80565 21 provinces downgraded the emergency response level.
3.5 80710 China evacuated more than 1300 citizens from abroad.
3.6 80813 China’s new COVID-19 cases dropped to double-digit figures.
3.7 80859 One of the biggest mobile cabin hospitals in Wuhan was closed because of the decreasing number of patients.
3.8 80904
3.9 80924
3.10 80955 All the 16 mobile cabin hospitals were closed.
3.11 80980
3.12 81003
3.13 81021 New imported corona virus cases surpassed locally transmitted infections in China for the first time.
3.14 81048
3.15 81077
3.16 81116
3.17 81151 Medical assistance teams left hard-hit Hubei as epidemic wanes.

 

 

 

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Yuting Gu

Yuting Gu is China Central Television CCTV Correspondent in Turkey. She started to work for CCTV in 2012. Since 2019, she is based in Ankara and covers Turkey for the Chinese network.

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