Local confirmed case in Beijing shared stairway with imported patient from UK: Beijing CDC
Gui Haiyan (1st L) from Guangzhou KingMed Diagnostics Group Co., Ltd. conducts detections on the scientific laboratory of the Leishenshan (Thunder God Mountain) Hospital in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province, March 4, 2020. The laboratory introduced collectively medical personnel from completely different hospitals and medical testing establishment, most of whom are feminine. Their work is to check samples collected from COVID-19 sufferers and supply diagnostic info for medical doctors. Though they don’t contact with sufferers straight, they nonetheless should put on layers of protecting fits for the direct contact with the virus. (Xinhua/Cheng Min)
In what’s believed to be the primary native affected person contaminated by an imported case in Beijing, a person within the capital who not too long ago examined optimistic for COVID-19 was doubtless contaminated by a confirmed affected person who returned from the UK, as the 2 shared the identical “polluted” stairway, Beijing’s Heart for Illnesses Management and Prevention (Beijing CDC) stated Tuesday.
The neighborhood introduced that each one the residents in the entire constructing would obtain COVID-19 check on Tuesday evening.
The person, surnamed Liu, 42, a Beijing native resident, felt unwell on March 10, and was recognized with coronavirus on Monday. Liu has been despatched to a delegated hospital and is in a light situation. Liu’s spouse, his solely shut contact, later examined detrimental with out exhibiting any symptom, Beijing CDC stated at a press briefing on Tuesday.
Liu had no historical past of visiting Wuhan or different locations in Hubei Province, or of going overseas over the previous 14 days earlier than he felt sick.
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After conducting its epidemiological investigation, Beijing CDC suspected that Liu could have turn into contaminated because of the “populated” stairway atmosphere at his residence, as one among his neighbors surnamed Li, confirmed as an imported case, broke the foundations of the 14-day house quarantine after returning to Beijing from the UK on March 5.
In response to Beijing CDC, after returning, Li shopped at a close-by grocery store and walked within the residential neighborhood earlier than exhibiting signs on March 9. Li was recognized with coronavirus on March 12.
Illness management authorities and the neighborhood have carried out disinfection measures at Li and Liu’s dwelling atmosphere.
Pang Xinghuo, vice head of the Beijing CDC, pressured on the press briefing that Beijing continues to be going through a extreme scenario in combating the coronavirus, and prevention and management measures similar to sporting masks, avoiding crowds, washing fingers and disinfection are nonetheless essential. Pang additionally requested for random disinfection of public services in residential communities.