Locally transmitted cases associated with COVID-19 have happened one after another within Tianjin this 30 days. An infectious disease professional told The Epoch Instances the situation is indicative of the community spread in the town. On Nov. 19, a nearby hospital was locked lower after a patient tested good for the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus (novel coronavirus), which causes COVID-19.
On the evening associated with Nov. 19, netizens published a video on Chinese social media marketing Weibo, stating that an individual at TEDA Hospital within Binhai New Area within Tianjin had tested good. They said the hospital had been secured down and the street has been blocked by police.
Screenshot associated with videos showing the lockdown around TEDA hospital within Tianjin city, China. (Provided by The Epoch Times)
On the same day, the Lanyuan Eco-city community office associated with Tianjin posted an emergency discover on another popular Chinese language social media app WeChat, inquiring residents who have been to TEDA Hospital after Nov. twelve to report to local authorities as quickly as possible.
Screenshot of community office’ observe on WeChat. (Provided)
According to mainland Chinese media , TEDA Hospital staff verified that the hospital had shut all its clinics with no one is allowed to enter or even leave the premises, beginning at 8 p. mirielle. on Nov. 19.
On Nov. eighteen, local authorities in Tianjin verified an asymptomatic case within Kanhaixuan community, according to the notice. A 33-year-old lady, surnamed Kang, tested optimistic for COVID-19 during pen. She may have contracted the particular CCP virus from the girl neighbor, surnamed Wang, who else lived in the same house building. Wang was also identified last month as an asymptomatic carrier.
The state notice stated that over the morning of Nov. nine, Wang, Kang and the girl siblings entered the same elevator. Within a week, Kang’s sibling and sister took the nucleic acid test and their particular results were negative. Both are in quarantine.
In the early morning of November. 20, Tianjin authorities elevated the emergency level in order to “medium-risk” at Kanhaixuan neighborhood. So far, Tianjin’s medium-risk places have increased to 3, where some of the city’s cool storage warehouses are located.
On Nov. nineteen, The Epoch Times talked with the owner of a grocery store outside of Kanhaixuan. The store owner, who wanted to stay anonymous, said the entire neighborhood was locked down on November. 18 after two instances (referring to Kang plus Wang) were found in 1 residential building. No one can be allowed to enter and depart the apartment building as well as the residents have to be quarantined regarding 14 days, regardless of their COVID-19 test result. He stated that all the locals in that neighborhood have all done the nucleic acid tests.
He added that all the particular shops around Kanhaixuan are usually closed and his business can also be affected by it—customers have ended coming and he may be purchased by local authorities to close up his store.
An owner of a homestay in Kanhaixuan, who dropped to give her name, informed The Epoch Times upon Nov. 18 that those who have been in close contact with the particular confirmed COVID-19 patients had been taken away for quarantine. “Now no one can leave or get into this community, ” the lady said.
Upon Nov. 8, Tianjin government bodies declared a state of crisis and announced the city provides entered “ wartime status ” after two COVID-19 instances were confirmed. Chinese press reports claimed that the 2 patients contracted the disease from the cold storage facility within the city.
Doctor Sean Lin, a former Oughout. S. Army microbiologist plus former lab director from the viral disease branch from Walter Reed Army Company of Research, told The particular Epoch Times that the computer virus appears to be spreading in areas and local authorities are hiding the actual number and range of infections, otherwise they might not have announced “wartime status” for epidemic prevention.
Lin added that when the public does not know the true situation, then it would be harder for authorities to carry out hold measures to curb the particular spread of the virus.
The Epoch Times staff Hong Ning and Li Qiong added to the report.