Between 00:00 and 24:00, March 25,2 confirmed imported cases of COVID-19 were reported in Jiangsu, one in Changzhou(imported from the UK) and the other one in Lianyungang (imported from the US).A total of 9 imported cases have been reported accumulatively as of 24:00,March 25.
Case 1 is a native of JilinProvince who set off from London on March 20 and arrived at Shanghai PudongInternational Airport on March 21 with the intention of visiting his/herdaughter in Changzhou. After customs clearance, he/she was transferred in avehicle by the Changzhou Task Force to a designated site in Changzhou and putunder quarantine there on the early morning of March 22. Tested positive in anucleic acid test on March 23, he/she was transferred in an ambulance to a hospitalfor isolated treatment. A chest CT scan on March 24 revealed multiple lesionsin both lungs and the case was confirmed on March 25.
Case 2 is a native of Jiangsu wholeft New York on March 19 and arrived at Shanghai Pudong International Airporton March 21 after changing flights in Japan on March 20. Upon customs clearance,he/she was transferred in a vehicle by the Lianyungang Task Force to adesignated site in Lianyungang and put under quarantine there on the morning ofMarch 22. After showing symptoms on March 23, the patient was transferred in anambulance to a hospital for isolated treatment. On March 24, the patient wastested positive in a nucleic acid test and the case was confirmed on March 25.
Between 00:00 and 24:00 March 25,no new confirmed local case was reported in Jiangsu. As of 24:00, March 25, 631local cases have been reported in Jiangsu accumulatively, and 631 cases havebeen discharged from hospital in cumulative terms.
Of the traced 12,759 closecontacts, 107 are still under quarantine and 12,652 have been released.
Experts note that at the currentnew stage of pandemic control, it is necessary to take prevention of importedcases as the top priority and advance prevention in a coordinated manner.Concrete measures for targeted control should be adopted while promoting fullresumption of normal order of production and life.
To intensify prevention ofimported COVID-19 cases, all Jiangsu-bound international travelers will be putunder centralized quarantine for 14 days since March 23. All those who visit orreturn to Jiangsu from overseas must comply with relevant regulations, fulfilltheir responsibilities by truthfully declaring their health conditions andtravel histories and make health declaration via “Jiangsu Health Code”. Theyshould seek treatment at designated fever clinics as soon as possible, if symptomssuch as fever and cough occur, and report their whereabouts in the previous twoweeks.
Everyone bears the primaryresponsibility for their own health. The public is advised to keep precautionsin place; develop good hygiene habits including washing hands and ventilatinghomes and offices frequently; and follow proper cough etiquette. The wholesociety should be involved in the national campaign for sanitation while thepublic should increase their awareness of science-based pandemic control and developa healthy lifestyle.
Different population groupsshould follow the precautionary recommendations and tips included in the Guidelineson the Proper Use of Masks by the Public, and wear a mask in the right wayat different places and under various circumstances. This will both protectthemselves and benefit public health.