This is an updated version of the original article published February 3.
On March 22 the last confirmed COVID-19 patient in Dongguan was sent home after a full recovery, deeming Dongguan virus free.
Imported cases became the new concern for China, and an entry ban on all foreigners was implemented on March 28.
In Dongguan, a city of 8 million people, 100 people were confirmed to have COVID-19 with the first case reported on January 24 (the eve of Chinese New Year) and the last case reported on March 9.
This includes an imported case from a Chinese student studying overseas, who returned to Dongguan. The virus caused one fatality, a 75-year-old man.
The majority of people infected were those with low immune systems and senior citizens. Symptoms included fever, cough and shortness of breath.
If you suspect you have come into contact with someone carrying the coronavirus, officials recommend monitoring your condition. If you start to notice flu-like symptoms, put on a surgical mask or N95 mask and go to a testing facility.
There are a total of 1,428 cases in Guangdong and 1,016,401 cases worldwide and 53,160 deaths.