The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday gave the official name for the illness caused by the latest novel coronavirus as COVID-19.
Initially the sampling masks will be tested on patients with other respiratory infections and the results will then be compared to throat swab results.
vaccine research and development
We should speed up the existing vaccine research and development while closely tracking the progress of related research overseas and deepening cooperation.
4、核酸 nucleic acid
China has launched new programs to develop test products for COVID-19, including more sensitive and rapid detection kits for nucleic acid,antigen and antibody testing.
Last month, companies in Guangdong, Beijing and Shanghai reported that they were producing a new type of face mask by using nanomaterial membrane, rather than the typical melt-blown fabric, to filter bacteria, viruses and other pathogens.
What are the clinical manifestations of someone infected with a novel coronavirus（COVID-19）?
typical signs and symptom
As of 20 February 2020 and based on 55924 laboratory confirmed cases, typical signs and symptoms include:
fever(87.9%); dry cough (67.7%); fatigue (38.1%); sputum production (33.4%); shortness of breath (18.6%); sore throat (13.9%); headache (13.6%); myalgia or arthralgia(14.8%); chills (11.4%); nausea or vomiting (5.0%); nasal congestion (4.8%); diarrhea(3.7%); hemoptysis (0.9%); conjunctival congestion (0.8%).
A substantial foundation has been laid to further increase the recovery rate and reduce the fatality rate.
The casefatality rate （CFR） remained stable after an initial 2.3 percent recorded at the beginning of the outbreak, said Jiao Yahui with the National Health Commission at a daily press briefing on the epidemic.
Zhong Nanshan, leader of the high-level expert group of the National Health and Medical Commission, who issued a preprint article on medRxiv with his group on Saturday, saying the incubation period for the virus could be as long as 24 days, 10 longer than previously thought.
11、确诊病例 confirmed case
疑似病例 suspected case
Chinese health authority said it received reports of 202 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 42 deaths and 141 new suspected cases on March 1st on the Chinese mainland.
transmitfrom person to person/ human-to-human transmission
The cases by human-to-human transmission were found in Wuhan City and Guangdong Province.
routes of transmission
The meeting stressed continuing to concentrate strength and resources on epidemic prevention and control in Hubei and Wuhan to contain the source of infection and cut off the routes of transmission.
Therefore, extending the heating time can not only improve citizens' living conditions at home, but also reduce the risk of colds and cross-infection when they go to the hospital.
mobile cabin hospital
Wuhan authorities announced plans on 4th February to build eight more mobile cabin hospitals to treat infected patients suffering from mild symptoms of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
a crucial stage at home
As the fight has come to a crucial stage at home, all in China are strictly on guard against rebounding of COVID-19 cases.
the epidemic prevention and control situation has seen steady improvement
After the whole country's arduous efforts, a positive trend has emerged as the epidemic prevention and control situation has seen steady improvement and the resumption of the order of work and life has been accelerating.
front line of the battle against the epidemic
Resources for treatment, prevention and protection must be sent to the front line of the battle against the epidemic and priority should be given to meet the needs of frontline medical staff and patients.
precise and differentiated strategies in the prevention and control
On Feb. 24th, Chinese authorities stressed formulating precise and differentiated strategies in the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic.
open, transparent and highly responsible manner
Since the epidemic broke out, China, in an open, transparent and highly responsible manner, has been actively engaged in international cooperation for epidemic prevention and control by sharing latest information with countries and regions including Pacific island countries and responding to concerns of all sides so as to jointly safeguard regional and international public health security.
medical insurance system
The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the State Council on Mar. 5th unveiled a guideline on deepening reforms on the country's medical insurance system.
prevention and control measure
We will work relentlessly to implement every prevention and control measure to consolidate current results.
In order to prevent infection by travelers entering China, Beijing Capital International Airport has opened a special area for flight arrivals andimmigration inspections from countries severely hit by the epidemic.
A student was later confirmed on March 7 to be infected with COVID-19 and his school was closed. De Sousa accepted the home quarantine order issued by health authorities.
health QR code
Via a mobile app, residents of Hubei will be granted health QR codes of different colors.
online education activity
According to a set of guidelines recently issued by the Ministry of Education, colleges and universities are required to organize online education activities by making full use of all quality online resource platforms for online course teaching and online experiment.
A new round of "pairing assistance" has been launched, with 19 provinces mobilized to alleviate pressure on cities in Hubei province hit by the novel coronavirus.
resumption of work and production
On Feb. 23rd, he stressed orderly resumption of work and production, with specific requirements made to that end.
reservation system at subway station
The reservation system at subway stations is aimed at reducing the waiting time for passengers and providing them with a better riding experience, according to the Beijing Subway.
high-risk regions of novel coronavirus(COVID-19) infection
Elderly care institutions in high-risk regions of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection should suspend elderly people and staff from entering the facilities, according to a guideline issued by China's Ministry of Civil Affairs on Feb.25th.
Imported cases of NCP
Cities including Beijing, Shenzhen and Zhongwei in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region have seen imported cases of novel coronavirus pneumonia.
public health security
We commend the statements made by the Philippine, Singaporean and Thai foreign ministers. The China-ASEAN special foreign ministers' meeting on COVID-19 held in Vientiane, Laos last week was the first multilateral foreign ministers' meeting for regional countries to focus on public health security.
medical personnel on the frontline
He said that key supplies for medical personnel on the frontlines to fight against the novel coronavirus epidemic in Central China's Hubei Province are guaranteed, and the supplies of living materials are basically abundant.
The number of designated hospitals has increased to more than 40 in Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, local authorities said.