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Qidong advises locals to be COVID-19 careful during holiday


Updated: 2021-01-21

As the Spring Festival approaches, the flow of people has become more frequent to Qidong – a county-level city administered by Nantong in East China's Jiangsu province – which recently issued a set of timely reminders about public safety.

In a bid to protect the hard-won achievements in COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control, as well as enable citizens to have a safe and peaceful Spring Festival holiday, the Qidong epidemic prevention and control command office has issued the following advisory:

All people visiting or returning to Qidong should use their common sense, exercise their initiative and strictly follow local measures on health management.

Returnees from overseas and domestic medium and high-risk areas should have a 14-day isolated medical observation period while staying at designated sites such as hotel rooms, followed by a 7-day home monitoring of health conditions, with an ensuing 7-day general monitoring of health conditions.

All the people from places outside Jiangsu province should immediately report to the community or village where they live, or the company where they work and place on record their details. They should also take the initiative to follow such policy requirements as isolated observation, home quarantine and nucleic acid tests.

It is recommended that people elect to pass on their good wishes for the New Year to friends and family via online methods and avoid indoor gathering activities.

It is also required that people apply for a health code in advance when going out. Temperature measurements and wearing face masks is required in places such as shopping malls, supermarkets and farmer's markets. In addition, people should wear a face mask at all times while using public transport.

Entertainment places including scenic spots, cinemas and theaters, internet cafes and libraries, should limit the flow of people via an appointment system and off-peak visits.