7th February 2020 – (Shanghai) Going to the gym during the coronavirus outbreak? Think twice as most gyms do not disinfect their equipments immediately after each usage by members. Shanghai Municipal Government made an announcement in a media conference on 6th February that there were two cases involving 2 patients from Huangpu District and 3 patients from Baoshan district in Shanghai who contracted the virus by going to the same gym in Anhui. All of them did not visit Hubei province and they were not in physical contact with any other infected patients.
One of the 2 patients from Huangpu District and another patient from Baoshan district had dinner together on 20th January. The 3 patients from Baoshan district also attended a wedding of a relative in Anhui and they went to the same gym together. The local authorities of Bengbu, a mid-sized city in northern Anhui Province also announced that there were five more cases linked to the said gym.