Messages and advice for expats to fight coronavirus

A letter to foreign friends in Shaanxi

Updated: Feb 5, 2020 Print
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To cope with the pneumonia outbreak caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Shaanxi Province launched the highest-level (Level I) response to major public health emergencies on January 25, 2020. The CPC Shaanxi Provincial Committee and the People’s Government of Shaanxi Province have attached high importance to the issue and has made concerted and coordinated prevention and control efforts. The Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Shaanxi Province hereby sends the following messages to the foreign nationals living and traveling in Shaanxi:

1. Keep good personal hygiene

Please keep good personal hygiene habits. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or flexed elbow when coughing or sneezing. Clean hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub. Please wear a surgical mask when going out and dispose the used mask to the designated garbage bin. Please keep the room clean and open the window for fresh air from time to time. Please avoid unprotected contact with wild or farm animals. Cut eating cold and under-cooked food. Have thoroughly cooked food and drink more hot water.

2. Reduce or avoid outdoor activities

Please avoid crowded areas, and cancel parties, group dinners and other group activities.

3. Check your health condition regularly

Please measure your body temperature on a regular basis. When such symptoms as fever, cough, difficulty in breathing, or general weakness occur, please wear a surgical mask and seek medical care right away at designated hospitals in Shaanxi province.

4.Be responsible and cooperative

In case of recent visit to affected areas or having contact with people from these areas, please report to the designated local hospitals or foreign affairs officeby phone as early as possible. Then heed personal health more, stay at home for ample rest and reduce outdoor activities. Please support and cooperate with the government, community or medical staff for health information inquiries and collection.

5.Follow the latest updates from the authorities

Please follow the WeChat account of Shaanxi People’s Government “Shaanxi Release”, or the news on the official website of Shaanxi Provincial Health Commission to obtain the latest updates of the disease, information of designated hospitals for patients with the novel coronavirus, preventive measures, and important notices. You may also call the hotline of Shaanxi Provincial Health Commission at (029)12320 for relevant information.



Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Shaanxi Province

January 29, 2020

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