As of 24:00, February 14th, Guangdong had reported 33 new cases, pushing the total number of infected patients to 1294.
Eight expats infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Guangdong province have been discharged from hospital as of Friday, according to the Foreign Affairs Office of Guangdong Government.
The 21st press conference on Guangdong's fight against the coronavirus was held in Guangzhou today.
At the press conference, Guangdong announced to urgently organize the 16th medical team to support Hubei province, which consists of 102 people and will set off to Wuhan for medical rescue tonight. As of now, Guangdong has sent 2041 medical personnel to Hubei in total.
No need for N95 respirators for general public
According to the press conference, recently Guangdong issued a latest guide to wear face masks properly. The guide indicates that general public don't need to wear N95 respirators, and wearing two masks at the same time doesn't work better.
According to the guide, if you work in public areas including hospitals, buses, metros, supermarkets and restaurants, or if you are a policeman, security guard or deliveryman, you are recommended to wear a medical face mask.
You are advised to wear a disposable medical face mask if you go to supermarket or take public transport, elevator, working indoor or see a doctor in the hospital (except for fever clinic). You don't need to wear a face mask if you are healthy and stay at home with well-ventilated condition.
Over 12,000 enterprises in Foshan resumed production
Foshan is one of the manufacturing bases in China. According to the press conference, more than 12,000 enterprises in the city have resumed production and business as of February 14th. Nearly 100 enterprises producing face masks, protective suits and related medical supplies had resumed before February 9th.
Foshan government has implemented a number of policies to support enterprises and employees amid the epidemic. A subsidy up to 200 million yuan have been arranged to enterprises that delayed resuming production and workers that can not return to work.
Foshan also introduced advanced technologies such as big data, cloud computing and IOT in virus prevention and control.
In the meanwhile, Foshan canceled some folk activities that may cause a big crowd to gather, such as walking across Tongji Bridge and visiting the Zumiao, the ancestral temple.
Authors: Nan, Zoey (Intern) & Zero (Intern)
Editors: Wing & Keane