In the afternoon of March 18, the Guangzhou Municipal Government Information Office held the 46th outbreak news conference for the prevention and control of outbreaks. The first session of the Guangzhou Medical First Hospital was introduced. Academician Zhong Nanshan, the secretary of the Party Committee of the Guangzhou First Hospital, Li Yimin, the president of the Guangzhou First Hospital, Huang Jinkun, Guangzhou He Jianxing, director of the Institute of Respiratory Health, introduced the situation of the epidemic.
Academician Zhong Nanshan said that during this period, we have learned how to prevent and control the new crown virus. Highly infectious diseases have an exponential coefficient period. The average transmission coefficient of the new crown virus is close to 3, which is very high. The virus outbreak brought many problems, including wards, gaps in medical staff, and so on. We learned that prevention from joint prevention and control is the oldest but effective way to prevent from the source. It is very important in the future that collective immunization cannot be used to solve the problem. Coronavirus is not a life-long infection for one time. There is no such evidence. The next step is to produce an effective vaccine that requires good international cooperation.
British Health Secretary Hancock says he has tested positive for coronavirus
Following British Prime Minister Johnson’s diagnosis of New Coronavirus, British Health Secretary Matthew Hancock also said on social media on March 27 that he had tested positive for New Coronavirus.
Hancock said: “My test result is positive. Fortunately, I have only mild symptoms. I am currently working from home and isolated from myself; it is important that we all follow the recommendations to protect our national health system and save lives.”
British Prime Minister Johnson said earlier that day that he was diagnosed with the new crown virus and that he is currently quarantining himself, but will lead the government’s anti-epidemic action through a video conference.
According to data released by the British Ministry of Health on the 26th, the number of confirmed cases of new crown pneumonia in the UK has exceeded 10,000. (Originally entitled “Diagnosis of New Crown Virus by the Secretary of Health”)