A Letter to Foreign Friends in Huainan from the Foreign Affairs Office of Huainan Municipal People’s Government
Dear Foreign Friends in Huainan,
To cope with the pneumonia outbreak caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the CPC Anhui Provincial Committee and Anhui Provincial People’s Government have launched Level I Public Health Emergency Response since January 24, 2020. The CPC Huainan Municipal Committee and Huainan Municipal People’s Government attach paramount importance to the situation and have made unified arrangement and deployment of resources. Prevention and control work is being conducted in a well-managed and orderly way. To this end, we would like to make the following suggestions:
I. Follow the Official Updates
For official updates on the epidemic, list of designated hospitals in Huainan and measures for epidemic prevention and control, please search on the official websites of Huainan Municipal Health Commission (http://wjw.Huainan.gov.cn/) and follow the WeChat accounts of “淮南日報” and “淮南發布”.
II. Keep good health habit
To keep good health habit is essential to protect yourself from infectious respiratory diseases such as influenza. Please wash hands often and wear a facemask when you are out. No spitting. Please dispose used facemasks to designated garbage bins. Open the windows occasionally for fresh air flow and keep the room clean. Avoid contact with wild animals or poultry. Try to take less cold or raw food, eat thoroughly cooked dishes, and drink more hot water.
III. Reduce outdoor activities
Please stay in and stay away from crowded places, suspend group activities such as parties and group dinners. Please wear masks properly if you have to attend one. You may call +86-0554-6678289, 13865542547 (24-hour hotline of Huainan Foreign Affairs Office for expats) for information and assistance, where your request will be attended to in time.
IV. Participate in Mass Prevention and Control
If you have visited the affected areas or had direct contact with people from those areas to Huainan, please report to and register at the local community as soon as possible, stay at home to monitor your health condition for 14 days, and inform the local disease prevention and control institution or designated departments. Please understand and cooperate with staff from government, community and medical services when being inquired about your personal condition.
Attachment：Listing of designated medical institutions on municipal, and county level for the epidemic (telephone number included)
Foreign Affairs Office of Huainan Municipal People’s Government
Listing of designated hospitals in Huainan