A Letter to All Foreign Friends in Chengdu
To the outbreak of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Sichuan Province has activated level I public health emergency response since 24th January. Attaching paramount importance to the situation, Chengdu Municipal Government has made unified deployment of resources and is conducting prevention and control work in a scientific and orderly way. Hereby we recommend following practices to all foreign friends in Chengdu:
I.Follow official information release. Follow “jiankangchengdu”(the official wechat account run by Chengdu Municipal Health Commission) and other official wechat accounts for the epidemic update, the list of designated hospitals in Chengdu, and prevention and treatment guide. If you have any questions, please call 24-hour line: 19180633503, 19180633506 or 19180633505. Avoid believing and spreading false and unverified information.
II. Strengthen prevention and self-protection. Keep good hygiene by washing hands often with soap or alcohol-based sanitizer. Cover cough or sneeze with a tissue or with flexed elbow. No spitting. Dump used masks according to regulations. Keep proper ventilation and rooms clean. Avoid close contact with any wild animals or birds. Eggs and meat must be thoroughly cooked before consumption.
III. Minimize outdoor activities. Avoid crowded places, parties and group activities. Correctly wear a mask(best surgical 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 mass prevention and control efforts. If you have visited the infected area (back to Chengdu after 8th January), or contacted with people who are from the epidemic area, please closely observe your health condition, stay at home and timely report to 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
Chengdu Municipal People’s Government
26th January, 2020