China takes effective measures to fight SARS
( 2004-01-06 22:26) (Xinhua)
The Chinese authorities have taken effective measures to monitor and prevent
the spread of SARS, Foreign Ministry spokesman Kong Quan said Tuesday.
Kong said the confirmation of the first diagnosed case of SARS (severe acute
respiratory syndrome) on Monday did not cause public panic, because effective
prevention measures had been taken.
Kong said the public should be more aware of the possibility of SARS, but
need not panic.
The World Health Organization and the government were satisfied with the SARS
monitoring system, Kong said, adding that all foreign visitors and Chinese
residents were safe.