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Weihai enacts rigid epidemic-control measures

By Zhao Ruixue in Jinan | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-02-25 18:47
People sanitize in Weihai, Shandong province during the novel coronavirus outbreak, Jan 30, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

Since Feb 25, all foreigners and Chinese who enter Weihai, East China's Shandong province, from overseas, including Japan and the Republic of Korea, need to spend 14 days in hotels before going on to their destinations. It was decided at a meeting in the city on Tuesday, which focused on preventing and controlling COVID-19 from arriving from overseas. The meeting was headed by Wang Luming, Party secretary of Weihai.

People who arrive in the city will be given single hotel rooms free of charge. Convenience and easy contact with the outside will be provided to make their two-week stays as comfortable as possible.

All people who enter Weihai via airports, ports, railway stations and high-speed trains need to have their temperatures checked and register their information on site. Those with a fever will be sent by disease control staff to hospitals for professional treatment.

Medical staff will make regular phone calls to those who entered Weihai from Japan and the Republic of Korea between Feb 10 to 24 to learn about their updated health status.

These measures are taken to ensure the safety of those who enter Weihai and the safety of their family members, friends and colleagues. The measures are expected to ease pressure on preventing and controlling the epidemic among communities and companies to avoid cross-infection as much as possible.

The meeting also decided to require authorities and staff involved in prevention and control work to treat people entering Weihai as relatives and friends and solve their problems in a timely manner.

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