Guangzhou - An asymptomatic case local COVID-19 reported in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, south China, on Friday, should be treated as a close contact of an imported case COVID-19 in the city, officials say local health Saturday

according to the epidemiological investigation by the Commission of Guangzhou Municipal Health, the asymptomatic individual worked in a hotel in Huadu district of Guangzhou, where overseas arrivals undergo quarantine concentrated. The individual did not meet the requirements epidemic protection when handling packages mailed to incoming travelers quarantined at the hotel on Oct 12.

The individual test positive for the new coronavirus Thursday in a nucleic acid test routine the hotel staff. He was immediately sent to the People's Hospital of Huadu District of Guangzhou for isolation and observation, where tested again positive. On Friday, he was transferred to the Eighth People's Hospital of Guangzhou for isolation and treatment.

Currently, the infected person has not shown signs of fever, cough or other symptoms, and no evidence has been found abnormal by CT.

On Saturday, the hotel rooms and other places that the man had visited had been disinfected. A total of 170 close contacts were selected, and the test results were" target="_BLANK">negative nucleic acid. Other close contacts 136 of the 170 people have been identified, and their results nucleic acid test were negative also. All 306 individuals and quarantined medical observation.

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