Messages and advice for expats to fight coronavirus

A letter to foreign friends in Jilin

Updated: Feb 5, 2020 Print
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Dear foreign friends:

On the occasion of the Spring Festival in 2020, we express our heartfelt wishes to you. Happy New Year!

The CPC Jilin Provincial Committee and the People’s Government of Jilin Province attach great importance to the prevention and control on the outbreak of novel coronavirus-infected pneumonia in the province. And the first-level public health emergency response has been initiated on January 25, 2020. Hereby, we recommend the following practices to all foreign friends in Jilin:

I. Please make adequate protection with fewer outdoor activities, avoid crowded places, and reduce gatherings, parties and other group activities. Please wear masks (medical surgical mask recommended) correctly when going out. Discarded masks should be placed according to regulations. Maintain good hygiene habits and pay attention to hand and mouth hygiene. Cook meat and eggs thoroughly and avoid direct contact with any wild animals and birds.

II. Pay close attention to authoritative information. The official website of Health Commission of Jilin Province ( will regularly update the epidemic in Jilin. You can also refer the news released by the National Health Commission of China to learn about the nationwide situation. If you have any questions or suggestions, please leave the message on the website mentioned above. We will respond to your concerns as soon as possible.

III. If you have travelled to the high-risk areas or have been in contact with people who come from high-risk areas recently, please pay close attention to your health, and report to your employer or local community staff as soon as possible. Please cooperate with the community staff or medical staff for health information inquiries and collection.

IV. Please find enclosed details of the designated hospitals for medical treatment on novel coronavirus-infected pneumonia in Jilin.

Let’s stand together to fight against the virus with your support. Wish you be healthy and safe.

Foreign Affairs Office of Jilin Province

January 28, 2020

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