Guangzhou is the third largest Chinese city and the largest city in South Central China. In 2014 the city's administrative area was estimated to have a population of 13,080,500. Some estimates place the population of the entire Pearl River Delta Mega City built-up area as high as 44 million including Guangzhou's nine urban districts, and Shenzhen (10.36 million), Dongguan (8.22 million), Zhongshan (3.12 million), most parts of Foshan (7.20 million), Jiangmen (1.82 million), Zhuhai (0.89 million) and Huyang County of Huizhou (0.76 million) adjoining Dongguan and Shenzhen, with an area of about 17,573 square kilometres (6,785sqmi). Guangzhou is part of one of the most populous metropolitan agglomerations on Earth. The total population of this agglomeration is over 54 million, including the population of adjacent city Hong Kong. Guangzhou is identified as a Beta+ Global city. Due to rapidly increasing amount of foreigners and illegal immigrants from Middle East and Africa and Southeast Asia, it is called Capital of the Third World.
Chen Bin, deputy director of GuangzhouMunicipalHealthCommission, made the remarks at a news conference in Guangzhou on Friday after the southern metropolis reported confirmation of nine new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Thursday ... Meanwhile, Guangzhou has suspended all bus services linking the city to places outside Guangdong.
The outbreak in Shenzhen has been largely brought under control, and initial achievements have been noted in epidemic control in the cities of Guangzhou, Foshan, Maoming and Zhanjiang, said Xu Qingfeng, deputy director of the provincial health commission, at a news conference in Guangzhou on Friday.
Chinese officials announced the first containment efforts and restrictions at the port of Yantian on May 25, which slowed vessel arrivals and the loading of exports ... Additional concerns were raised on news that the outbreak has also appeared in the industrial region in Guangzhou northwest of Shenzhen impacting the Nansha port.
The latest cases have been found in Guangzhou, capital of the southern province of Guangdong... Each infected person has infected more other people than in any previous outbreak that China has confronted, Zhang Zhoubin, deputy director of the Guangzhou Center for Disease Control, said at a news conference.
"Evacuating the key groups of residents to isolated hotels was done after 10 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases were detected in Guangzhou on Monday," Chen said at a news conference on Tuesday ... To prevent and control the coronavirus, Guangzhou has collected nearly 28 million samples for testing, with 40 positive results detected, Chen said.
The Guangzhou outbreak is also a real-time trial for Covid-19 vaccines ... “The variant has a shorter incubation period, faster transmission speed, and higher viral load, making the situation in Guangzhou completely different from the past,” said Zhang Zhoubin, deputy head of the Guangzhou Center of Disease Control, at a news briefing last week.
All the cases were detected in the medium- and high-risk areas in Guangzhou's Liwan district during mass screening in the area, as well as among close contacts with previous patients and asymptomatic carriers, said Chen Bin, deputy director of the Guangzhou health commission, at a news conference on Monday.
The city's headquarters on Covid-19 control and prevention also said that starting from Monday, those leaving Guangzhou must provide a negative nucleic acid testing result within 48 hours before departure, reports Xinhua news agency. Guangdong province, of which Guangzhou is ...
GUANGZHOU, capital of Guangdong Province, yesterday asked its residents not to leave the city unless necessary as a precaution against the latest COVID-19 resurgence ... Their residential building has been closed off for nucleic acid test for all residents, Xie said at a news conference yesterday.