A Letter to International Friends in Hubei

Hubei Provincial Foreign Affairs Office February 4, 2020

A Letter to International Friends in Hubei

30 January, 2020

Dear international friends in Hubei,

We would like to extend our greetings to you and your family on theoccasion of the Spring Festival. In response to the outbreak of pneumoniacaused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Hubei Provincial People’sGovernment has activated Level I public health emergency response. Under thedirection of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council,Hubei hasspared no efforts in the fight against epidemic to curb the spread of thevirus. The CPC Hubei Provincial Committee and Hubei Provincial People’s Governmentare deeply concerned about your well-being. For the health of you and yourfamily, you are kindly requested to follow the Law on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases of the People’sRepublic of China and other relevant laws and regulations, and the callsof the CPC Central Committee and the State Council by cooperating in thefollowing areas:

I. Seek helpin times of need

Foreign affairs offices at all levels open 24-hour hotlines for expats inthe province (the list of hotlines has already been put on media outlets). Youmay call for information and assistance. Please feel free to contact us whenyou are in need.

II. Followofficial updates

Hubei Provincial Headquarters on Epidemic Prevention and Control hasestablished a platform named “Hubei Release”, to update accurate andauthoritative information about epidemic prevention and control on a dailybasis. Please follow the international column on Hubei Daily App, “ChangjiangCloud” and other media outlets for the latest updates. Keep calm and avoidbelieving and spreading false and unverified information.

III. Minimizeoutdoor activities

Avoidcrowded places, parties and group activities. Properly wear a mask (preferablya surgical mask) if you have to go outside.

IV. Focus onepidemic prevention

Keep goodpersonal hygiene by washing your hands more frequently with soap oralcohol-based sanitizer. Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-likesymptoms. Properly dispose used masks. Maintain ventilation and keep roomsclean. Avoid close contact with wild animals or birds and make sure eggs andmeat are thoroughly cooked before consumption.

V. Seekprompt medical attention

Pleasemonitor your health condition closely and work with government or communitypersonnel or medical staff if they inquire about your condition. If you have any symptomsof fever, cough, shortness of breath, or fatigue, please go to a designatedhospital with a mask on.

Dearinternational friends, Hubei is our home. In the time of difficulties, we needto stand in unity and solidarity to protect and defend our home. Withconfidence and courage, we can win the battle againstthe epidemic.

Hubei Provincial Foreign Affairs Office

















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