Messages and advice for expats to fight coronavirus

A Letter to All Foreign Friends in Sichuan

Updated: Feb 5, 2020 Print
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To the outbreak of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the CPC Sichuan Committee and Sichuan Provincial Government have attached great importance to it and made unified deployments. On January 24, 2020, the level I public health emergency response was initiated, the prevention and control work have been made in an orderly and effectively way. Hereby, we call attention to all foreign friends in Sichuan following practices:

I. Follow authoritative information. Refer to the news by“jiankangsichuan guanwei”(the official wechat and weibo account run by Sichuan Health Commission) and other official wechat accounts such as “chuanbaoguancha” for the updated information of the epidemic, the list of designated hospitals in Sichuan, and prevention and treatment guide. If you have any questions, please call Sichuan Health Commission 24-hour line: 028-86131488 for further information.

II. Strengthen self-protection. Keep good hygiene by washing hands often with soap or alcohol-based sanitizer. Cover cough or sneeze with a tissue. No spitting. Dump used masks according to regulations. Keep proper ventilation and rooms clean.Avoid close contact with any wild animals or poultry. Eggs and meat should be thoroughly cooked. Drink more hot water.

III. Minimize outdoor activities. Avoid crowded places, parties and group activities.Correctly wear a mask if you have to go and attend one. If you have mild to severe respiratory symptoms of fever, cough, breathing difficulty or fatigue,please go to a designated hospital with a mask on.

IV. Join in the massive prevention and control efforts. If you have visited the infected area (back to Sichuan), or contacted with people who are from the epidemic area, please closely observe your health condition, stay at home. If you feel uncomfortable please report to the local Disease Control authorities or designated departments. Please cooperate with government or community personnel or medical staff if they inquire about your condition.



Foreign Affairs Office of Sichuan Province

28 January, 2020

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