CHINA Shenzhen confirms one imported COVID-19 case


Shenzhen confirms one imported COVID-19 case


14:22, March 02, 2020

Shenzhen in south China's Guangdong Province has confirmed one imported case of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), local health authorities said Sunday.

The male patient surnamed Sun, 35, flew from London to Hong Kong on Feb. 27, where he took a ferry to cross the Shekou port to arrive in Shenzhen the next day, according to the Shenzhen Municipal Health Commission.

No body temperature abnormalities were found at the port. He started to show symptoms of coughing and fever on Feb. 29 and was later confirmed with the COVID-19.

Sun has been working in Bristol in the United Kingdom for the past two years and has not traveled to Hubei before. Two of his colleagues showed symptoms of coughing and fever at his workplace in the U.K., according to the patient.

As of Sunday, 93 close contacts of the case have been tracked down, with 46 put under medical observation, and the case has been reported to the Hong Kong health authorities.


(Photo: VCG)

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