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Table 2 Measures taken by China in Phase II [12, 15, 16, 21,22,23,24,25,26]

From: Overcoming COVID-19 in China despite shortcomings of the public health system: what can we learn?

Day Measures
Jan. 20 Novel Coronavirus Infected Pneumonia (NCIP) categorized as a Category B infectious disease and managed under Category A infectious diseases; Infection in health-care workers caring for 2019-nCoV patients; Close contacts of COVID-19 are monitored household in residential areas on a daily basis
Jan. 21 The central government and local governments at all levels bear the cost of hospital care for COVID-19 patients; Ministry of Transport launches Level 2 emergency
Reagent probes and primers shared with the public by China CDC
Jan. 22 Hubei province launched a level II emergency response to a public health emergency; Wuhan residents must wear face masks in public places
Jan. 23 Wuhan city travel ban; first 3 provinces begin Level 1 response; Wuhan begins to seal off the city; Wuhan city traffic suspension; The airport and railway station are temporarily closed; Wuhan bans travel All public events have been cancelled
Jan. 24 Hubei province and other 14 provinces begin Level 1 response; Since that day, 346 national medical teams, 42,600 medical personnel and 965 public health workers have supported Wuhan and Hubei province
Jan. 25 13 provinces begin Level 1 response; Vehicles are prohibited in the central city of Wuhan; All kinds of emergency relief materials were dispatched to Wuhan
Jan. 26 China State Council approves an extension of the Spring Festival holidays; University, primary and secondary schools, kindergartens postponed the start of school
Jan. 27 Ministry of Education postpones start of the spring semester in 2020
Jan. 28 Ministry of Transport refunds all public rail, road, and water travel tickets
Jan. 29 Last province begins Level 1 response
Jan. 30 14,000 health checkpoints set up at bus and boat terminals, service centers, and toll gates nationwide
Feb. 02 Wuhan implements centralized treatment for confirmed patients, suspected patients, febrile patients and close contacts of confirmed patients, Conduct the most detailed screening
Feb. 03 Wuhan strives to build makeshift hospitals; Travel permits to Hong Kong and Macau suspended
Feb. 04 Huoshenshan hospital with 1000 beds was put into operation
Feb. 05 The makeshift hospital was opened for the first time to treat patients with mild COVID-19
Feb. 08 Leishenshan hospital with 1600 beds was put into operation
Feb. 10 19 provinces supported 16 cities, prefectures and county-level cities except Wuhan, Hubei province
Feb. 11 Residential districts in Hubei province put under closed management; Wuhan has reported 1102 confirmed cases among medical staff; Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Chongqing have successively declared closed management of residential areas
Health Code Model launched
Feb. 15 Seven diagnostic test reagents have been approved for market; some drug screening and treatment programs have made progress
Feb. 16 In Wuhan city, 11 makeshift hospitals have been put into operation in Wuhan city to meet the requirement of receiving as much as possible
Feb. 17 The Chinese government has deployed targeted prevention and control measures at different levels in different regions and departments to restore production and life order in an orderly manner
Feb. 18 The number of new cured and discharged cases in China exceed the number of new confirmed cases, and the number of confirmed cases begin to decline
Feb. 19 The number of new cured and discharged cases in Wuhan exceed the number of new confirmed cases for the first time
Feb. 20 The largest makeshift hospital in Wuhan was officially put into use, providing 3690 beds for patients with mild COVID-19