The outbreak in China’s Guangdong Province continues to be serious, and on May 30, officials in Guangzhou and Shenzhen admitted that all infected persons in the current round of the outbreak in Guangzhou were infected with the Indian variant of the CCP virus, and all infected persons in the current round of the outbreak in Shenzhen were infected with the British variant of the CCP virus.
On the evening of May 30, the Guangzhou epidemic prevention department issued a notice stating that a number of new measures to strengthen the management of vehicles and people leaving Guangzhou will be implemented from 10:00 pm tomorrow (31), including the requirement for passengers and drivers to have a negative nucleic acid test certificate within 72 hours.
These include passengers leaving Guangzhou through airports, railroads, highway passenger stations and other stations under Guangzhou’s jurisdiction (excluding overseas transit passengers), with a “health code” green code and a negative nucleic acid test certificate within 72 hours. Passengers who are unable to depart on time due to the negative nucleic acid test can apply for a free refund or change of visa.
Secondly, the minibus driver and passenger leaving Guangzhou province must hold a negative nucleic acid test certificate within 72 hours for inspection.
Guangzhou will also set up a number of trunk truck drivers nucleic acid testing points to provide free nucleic acid testing services for truck drivers, the specific time and location will be announced separately.
On May 30, Guangzhou opened a press conference on the prevention and control of the epidemic. On the 29th, Guangdong added 13 new local infections, including 12 cases in Guangzhou and 1 case in Foshan. Chen Bin, deputy director of the Guangzhou Municipal Health Commission, informed that from May 21 to May 30, the genetic sequencing results of the infected persons reported in Guangzhou who have been tested are highly homologous, all of them are Indian mutant strains of the CCP virus.
However, the source of the current outbreak in Guangzhou remains unknown. Previously, the mainland media reported that the fourth generation of transmission of the Guangzhou outbreak occurred from Guo, a local case diagnosed on May 21 in Liwan District, Guangzhou (generation 1), to Song, who was infected by drinking morning tea (generation 2), to Lei, Song’s daughter-in-law (generation 3), and finally to Wang, an additional asymptomatic infected person in Foshan, Guangdong Province (generation 4).
According to Public Health England (PHE) on May 7 this year, scientists have found that the Indian variant of the virus is spreading faster than the original variant.
According to “Guangzhou Tianhe Release” WeChat public number on the evening of May 30, Guangzhou Tianhe District issued a notice of large-scale nucleic acid testing work, arrangements for Shahe Street, Wushan Street, Zhucun Street, Shipai Street, Shadong Street, Tongxia Street, Tianyuan Street, Zhuji Street jurisdiction of the household population, people coming to Guangzhou to carry out nucleic acid testing from May 30 to June 1 The outbreak in Shenzhen involves the British variant of the virus.
The Shenzhen outbreak involves a mutated strain from the UK
In addition, on the evening of May 30, Shenzhen held a press conference on the prevention and control of the epidemic. The deputy director of the Shenzhen Municipal Health and Wellness Committee, Chang Ju Ping, informed that the cases of this round of outbreaks, from 1 to 11, are highly homologous in terms of viral genetic testing and sequencing results, and belong to the same mutated strain B117 found in the UK.
It is reported that in March this year, British researchers found that the British variant of the CCP virus strain since it was first discovered in the UK late last year, its not only spread rapidly, but its lethality is 30% to 100% higher than the previous major variants.
In a British study comparing the mortality rate of British people infected with the new variant of SARS-CoV-2 (known as B.1.1.7) with other variants of the deadly COVID-19 virus, scientists said the new variant had a “significantly higher” mortality rate.
In addition, on May 30, Shenzhen City, two new infected people, a couple, one is a 52-year-old Yantian Port Comprehensive Free Trade Zone staff Xia, the other is Xia’s wife, 50-year-old He, living in Yantian District, Yantian Street, No. 106 East Sea Road, No. 9 neighborhood.
Xia visited the Xikeng community in Longgang District on May 22, tested positive for initial screening for nucleic acid on May 29, and later rechecked as still positive; He was tested positive for initial screening as a close contact of Xia on May 29, and also rechecked positive on May 30. These two cases of viral gene sequencing results are pending.