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Messages and advice for expats to fight coronavirus

A message to expats in Fujian province

Updated: Feb 3, 2020 wb.fujian.gov.cn Print
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After the outbreak of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the CPC Fujian Provincial Committee and Fujian Provincial People’s Government have attached high importance and made comprehensive deployment. On January 24, Fujian Province activated the Level 1 public health emergency response. With well-conceived plans and the strictest possible prevention and control measures in place at all levels, the health and safety of the people including all expats in Fujian will be fully protected. Hereby, we would like to recommend the following practices to all international residents in Fujian:

I. Use official updates instead of trusting false and unverified information.

Visit the official websites of the National Health Commission (http://www.nhc.gov.cn) and Fujian Provincial Health Commission (https://wjw.fujian.gov.cn);

Follow the WeChat account “jiankangfujian” for the most recent updates;

Call the hotline of Fujian Health Commission at 12320 for relevant information.

II. Protect your health.

Practice good personal hygiene;

Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water;

Wear a surgical mask when going out and dispose of used masks to the designated garbage bin;

Clean and disinfect your home;

Maintain proper ventilation, but be careful not to catch a cold due to the sudden change of temperature;

Avoid contact with wild animals or birds;

Eat thoroughly cooked food instead of raw or undercooked one.

III. Reduce or avoid outdoor activities.

Minimize outdoor activities;

Avoid poorly-ventilated or crowded places;

Try to avoid using public transport when going out, and cancel group activities such as gatherings and dinings.

IV. Seek medical care early.

If you have fever, cough, fatigue, or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately at a designated medical institution with a mask on (see the attached list of medical institutions with fever clinics).

V. Join in our mass prevention and control efforts.

Please cooperate with government or community personnel or medical staff if they inquire about your condition.

 

Foreign Affairs Office Fujian Provincial People’s Government

January 29, 2020

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