Guangdong began releasing a daily report on asymptomatic cases on April 1st. The province is now shifting focus to the control of asymptomatic cases with the same measures.
A 47 year old, Nigerian man, Patrick Okonkwonwoye tested positive for the novel coronavirus after he had entered Guangzhou on March 20th and was sent to the hospital for quarantine on March 23rd.
Those found to be consuming wild animals will pay a maximum penalty equal to 20 times the value of the animal (or related products) from May 1st.
Furthermore, travelers under quarantine in Guangdong shall pay for their own board and lodging during the period.
Zhong believes the COVID-19 outbreak will end by June, on the condition that other countries attach great importance to the severity of the virus and take strong measures.
Guangdong has taken effective measures to increase recovery rates and lower the rate of mortality since the outbreak of the epidemic in the province.
Guangdong reported 1 new imported case in Shenzhen on March 14th. The patient arrived in Shenzhen after taking a flight from the Philippines to Hong Kong.
Guangdong requires a 14-day quarantine on all people arriving in the province from countries and regions with a serious outbreak of COVID-19.
No case reported in Yunfu so far. Confirmed patients in Qingyuan, Heyuan, Shanwei and Chaozhou have all been cured and discharged from the hospital.