Foreign Affairs Office of Sichuan Province Update on the Epidemic of Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Sichuan Province(XLIV)
May 19th, 2020
I. Briefing on the epidemic
Latest updates by the Health Commission of Sichuan Province:
On May 18th, no new confirmed case and suspected case of COVID-19 was identified in Sichuan Province.
As of 00:00 of May 19th, 561 cases have been reported in Sichuan Province accumulatively (21 cases are imported from overseas). At present, there are totally 3 fatal cases while all other 558 cases have been discharged from hospital after recovery.
On May 18th, no new asymptomatic case was confirmed in Sichuan Province. 0 asymptomatic case became confirmed case. 0 asymptomatic case has been discharged from medical observation. 5 asymptomatic cases were still under medical observation (3 of the cases are imported from overseas, 1 case are from Hubei and 1 case is from Jilin).
Till now, there have been accumulatively 3 cases of foreigners, after arriving in Sichuan Province, confirmed infected with COVID-19 or as asymptomatic case.
All 183 counties (cities or districts) are low-risk counties (cities or districts) in Sichuan Province.
II. Public Focuses
The kindergartens in Chengdu will be opened in batches from June 2 in staggering order
With the consent of the emergency response command for COVID-19 of Chengdu, kindergartens in Chengdu will be opened from June 2, according to the principle of staggering peak and chronological order and in batches, and parents will voluntarily determine the needs of children to be back to the kindergarten.
All kindergartens must improve the epidemic prevention and control plan, prepare for epidemic prevention and control materials, conduct emergency response drills, communicate adequately with parents, and undertake physical and mental health training for teachers, students and parents, in accordance with the “Technical Plan for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 for Child Care Institutions (Revised Edition)” formulated by the General Office of the National Health Commission and the Ministry of Education.
Kindergarten shall not be opened until it meets the requirements for epidemic prevention and passes the comprehensive evaluation of the relevant departments of the administration area.？