Ordos' notice on virus prevention, control during Spring Festival holiday

Updated: 2022-01-30 (chinadaily.com.cn) Print

The city of Ordos – located in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region – recently issued a notice to further strengthen COVID-19 prevention and control during the Spring Festival holiday.

The key Ordos virus measures are as follows:

The measures cover residents who have been to Hangzhou city in East China's Zhejiang province, Mudanjiang city in Northeast China's Heilongjiang province, those who have visited areas rated as medium or high risk and places that have confirmed cases – and who have had trajectories crossing with COVID-19 cases.

These people are required to truthfully give out details about their travel history and health information to their residential communities, work units and settled hotels and to conduct various virus prevention and control measures – including nucleic tests, quarantine and medical observation.

Residents should not leave Ordos, travel to areas rated as medium or high-risk areas and areas with reported COVID-19 cases, unless absolutely necessary.

People should scan their health codes when entering and leaving public places, continue to strengthen their personal health protection, maintain a safe social distance, wear masks, wash their hands frequently and not gather.

When purchasing cold-chain food, imported fruit and other items, residents should pay attention to check product information – such as the approval number, manufacturer, production address and production date – and to choose regular stores or supermarkets for their shopping.

They should not buy expired food and food from unknown sources, as well as not buy goods from domestic medium and high-risk areas.

When receiving mail and express deliveries, residents should disinfect the mail and express items first and then open them and wash their hands.

Ordos advocates family gatherings of no more than 10 people and residents should reduce dining out as much as possible.

Residents should actively cooperate to measure temperatures and scan codes when dining out. Priority is given to ordering and payment by contactless methods, such as online or QR code scanning. Residents are also advised to dine during off-peak hours.

Additionally, residents who meet vaccination conditions are requested to receive the vaccine and booster shots as soon as possible.