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March 21 Update: No New Confirmed Case Reported in Jiangsu

2020-03-21

Between 00:00 and 24:00, March 20, no new confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported in Jiangsu.

As of 24:00, March 20, 631 cases have been reported in Jiangsu accumulatively, 93 of which were in Nanjing, 55 in Wuxi, 79 in Xuzhou, 51 in Changzhou, 87 in Suzhou, 40 in Nantong, 48 in Lianyungang, 66 in Huai’an, 27 in Yancheng, 23 in Yangzhou, 12 in Zhenjiang, 37 in Taizhou, and 13 in Suqian. 631 cases have been cured and discharged from hospital in cumulative terms.

Of the traced 12,657 close contacts, 10 are still under medical quarantine and 12,647 have been released.

Experts note that all the confirmed cases having been discharged from hospital does not imply zero risk. Jiangsu is facing a pivotal moment as the pandemic is ravaging overseas. All Jiangsu-bound travelers must comply with the regulations for pandemic control, truthfully declare their health conditions and travel histories, report to and share information with their employers and residential communities prior to their return journey, and make health declaration via “Jiangsu Health Code”. All those who have travelled or lived in “key countries under surveillance” coming to Jiangsu must comply with the regulations released via notices by the Foreign Affairs Office of Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government.

It is still necessary for the public to keep precautions in place; develop good hygiene habits including wearing a mask and washing hands frequently; follow proper cough etiquette; ventilate and clean homes and offices every day; and reduce group gathering. By doing so, infection risks will be effectively lowered.

Appointment is required for receiving diagnosis and treatment in all secondary and tertiary hospitals across the province. To reduce crowd gathering and shorten waiting time at hospitals, you are suggested to make an appointment with your doctor through multiple channels, including the internet, smartphone APPs, telephone call, SMS and self-service machines at hospitals.