A Letter to Non-Chinese Citizen Visitors in Beijing from the Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality

2020-03-02  Share

Dear friends:

Beijing Municipality declared the highest level of public health emergency on January 24th, in response to the outbreak of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Epidemic prevention and control measures are being taken in an orderly manner. Hereby, we wish to bring the following matters to your special attention.

First, follow official information. Please follow closely the information published on the official website of the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality (www.beijing.gov.cn), Beijing Daily and its news app, Weibo account of the Information Office of Beijing Municipal People’s Government “北京发布”, and WeChat official account of Beijing Municipal Health Bureau “健康北京”.

Second, take precautions. Please cooperate with us in our prevention and control efforts, avoid going to crowded places or public gatherings, and wear medical masks (for surgical purposes) if the necessity of going arises. Stay at home and inform your community authority if you have visited seriously infected areas or had contact with those coming (or returning) from these areas to Beijing.

Third, seek timely medical help. As of now, we have designated 101 fever clinics and 20 dedicated pneumonia hospitals at the municipal and district levels (list attached below). Please seek prompt medical attention at fever clinics if you have symptoms of fever, cough, chest tightness, fatigue, etc.

Fourth, stay connected. Call 12345 to learn more about the pneumonia outbreak. Eight foreign languages are available, including English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean and Arabic, among which English service is available 24 hours.

Beijing is our common home. Let’s join hands for the prevention and control of the viral pneumonia and safeguard the health of all Chinese and non-Chinese citizens in Beijing.

Foreign Affairs Office The People’s Government of Beijing Municipality

January 31st, 2020