I. The Daily Report on the Progress of the COVID-19
As of 08:00 a.m. February 24th, no new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection had been reported in Shaanxi, neither had new suspected cases. There had been a total of 245 cumulative confirmed cases (★162 cured cases and 1 death case) in Shaanxi province, including 116 imported cases, 114 close contacts, and 15 cases without close contact. Among all the confirmed cases, 120 cases are in Xi'an, 13 cases in Baoji, 17 cases in Xianyang, 8 cases in Tongchuan, 15 cases in Weinan, 8 cases in Yan'an, 3 cases in Yulin, 26 cases in Hanzhong, 26 cases in Ankang, 7 cases in Shangluo, and 1 case in Yangling Agricultural Demonstration Zone and Hancheng each. At present, there are 11 suspected cases in Shaanxi Province.
II. The Containment on the COVID-19
i. As of the press time, a total of 162 confirmed patients have been cured and discharged from the hospitals in Shaanxi Province. No new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection have been reported in Shaanxi today.
ii. At present, the total number of the cured and discharged cases has surpassed the number of those who are still in medication. Our strong control and containment measures prove to be effective and precise. Along with work resumption, more immigrates would be flooding into our city, increasing the risk of infection. It is the right time that we should keep the stiff upper lip to fight against the epidemic.
We suggest keeping the following acts to cooperate with the prevention and control of the virus spread:
§ Stay at home as much as possible
§ Minimize outgoings
§ Avoiding dining together
§ Wash hands as often as possible
§ Wear masks
III. International Support (from South Korea)
Called as "the Capital of the Korean Spirit" and "the Cradle for the Confucius in Korea", Andong is an important historic and cultural city of South Korea. It signed the Letter of Intent on Developing the Sister-City Relationship with Xi'an in December 2018. Due to the close cultural roots, Andong has been always treating Xi'an warmly and friendly.
Voices of the same tune shall echo, hearts with the same feelings shall empathize. At present, South Korea has been seriously hit by the outbreak, though Mayor Kweon Young-sae still sent a brotherlike condolence letter to us on behalf of the 170,000 people in Andong. With donating masks and medical supplies, in his letter, he expressed their solidarity with Xi'an people to overcome the difficulty and showed respect to our acts on preventing and containing the disease unitedly. He believes that we will win the battle and make life back to normal as soon as possible, and by then China and Korea will both revive.
IV. A Diary on Fighting against the Epidemic
Studied as an overseas student and now being a teacher in Xi'an, Mr. Kucukagtas Bayram has written about his life and feelings about the outbreak.
Refer the following link to the details:
Sources: Foreign Affairs Office of Xi'an Municipal People's Government