MORE than 11,000 COVID-19 confirmed and asymptomatic patients had been discharged and released from medical observation as of Saturday since the resurgence in early March, the Shanghai government said yesterday.
“Residential neighborhood committees must ensure that the recovered patients reach home without disruptions from neighbors and supervise them to follow seven-day self-health monitoring at home,” Wu Qianyu, a primary inspector from the Shanghai Municipal Health Commission, said at a municipal news briefing.
No such transmission case has been found among discharged patients according to studies of disease control experts, said Wu Jinglei, director of the commission, on Saturday.
Shanghai initiated a new round of citywide nucleic acid tests Saturday and is expected to complete it yesterday. Based on test results, the city will manage different areas based on their risk levels.
“We should rule out the slightest slack in our work at the moment. We must continue to control personnel flow, stop the spread of the epidemic and achieve zero cases as soon as possible,” said Wu.
The municipality recorded 24,943 COVID-19 local infections, including 1,006 confirmed cases, Saturday, a record high after days of continuous climb.
Also, the daily number of newly reported infections in the city has surpassed 20,000 for three consecutive days.
Shanghai entered the 10th day of a citywide lockdown on Sunday to contain its worst COVID-19 local outbreak. Regions east of the Huangpu River have been locked down since March 28.
To help transport goods to and from Shanghai,Taicang Port in the city of Suzhou, which is about 50 km away from Shanghai, has boosted the number of voyages to Shanghai Port since March.
Due to the slowdown of road transport caused by the resurgence in Shanghai, a growing number of enterprises in Shanghai and Suzhou are transferring containers by water through a green channel promoted by the Taicang and Shanghai ports.
The switch from road to water transport helped goods efficiently arrive at and depart from Shanghai Port during the epidemic resurgence, Taicang Port authorities said.
Since March, Taicang Port has added seven ships and 150 voyages to and from Shanghai Port. It is also providing freight services around the clock to ensure commodities can be transferred from Taicang Port to Shanghai’s ports within 48 hours, according to the Taicang Port Administrative Committee.
ARTICLE FROM: Shenzhen Daily