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A letter to foreign friends in Wuxi

Updated: Feb 3, 2020 fao.wuxi.gov.cn Print
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A Letter to Foreign Friends in Wuxi from the Foreign Affairs Office of Wuxi Municipal People’s Government

Dear foreign friends in Wuxi,

We would like to extend greetings to you on the occasion of the Spring Festival.

Aiming to cope with the pneumonia outbreak caused by the novel coronavirus ( 2019-nCoV) and acting upon the Level 1 public health emergency response (highest level) activated by CPC Jiangsu Provincial Committee and Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government, the CPC Wuxi Municipal Committee and Wuxi Municipal People’s Government have attached great importance to and carried out all-round work on epidemic prevention and control in an orderly and effective manner. We take it as our mission to ensure the safety and normal life of expats in Wuxi. To this end, we would like to make the following suggestions:

I. Follow the Official Updates

For official updates on the epidemic, list of designated hospitals in Wuxi and measures for epidemic prevention and control, please search on the official websites of Wuxi Municipal Health Commission (http://wjw.wuxi.gov.cn/) and Foreign Affairs Office of Wuxi Municipal People’s Government (http://fao.wuxi.gov.cn/), follow the WeChat accounts of “wuxifabu2013” and “wuxifao“, or dial 0086 510 82723439 to contact the Disease Control and Prevention Center of Wuxi.

II. Keep good health habit

To keep good health habit is essential to protect yourself from infectious respiratory diseases such as influenza. Please wash hands often and cover mouth and nose with tissue when coughing or sneezing. No spitting. Please dispose used facemasks to designated garbage bins. Open the windows occasionally for fresh air flow and keep the room clean. Avoid contact with wild animals or poultry. Try to take less cold or raw food, eat thoroughly cooked dishes, and drink more hot water.

III. Minimize outdoor activities

Please stay away from crowded places, limit group activities such as parties and group dinners. Please wear masks properly if you have to attend one. We will ensure the supply necessary to the daily life of foreign friends in Wuxi and meet your reasonable demands. You may call 0086 510 81824348 (24-hour hotline of Wuxi Foreign Affairs Office for expats) for information and assistance, where your request will be attended to in time.

IV. Participate in Mass Prevention and Control

If you have visited the affected areas or had direct contact with people from those areas to Wuxi, please report to and register at the local community ASAP, stay at home to monitor your health condition for 14 days, and inform the local disease prevention and control institution or designated departments. Please understand and cooperate with staff from government, community and medical services when being inquired bout your personal condition.

Foreign Affairs Office of Wuxi Municipal People’s Government

January 30, 2020

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