Foreign Affairs Office of Sichuan Province Update on the Epidemic of Novel Coronavirus Disease (CO
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Foreign Affairs Office of Sichuan Province
Update on the Epidemic of
Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Sichuan Province
Mar. 16th, 2020
I. Briefing on the epidemic
Latest updates by the Health Commission of Sichuan Province:
No new case of novel coronavirus disease was confirmed in Sichuan Province, with no new suspected case and no new fatal case, while 6 patients have been newly cured and discharged from hospital on Mar. 15th. As of 00:00 of Mar. 16th, 539 cases have been reported in 21 municipalities (prefectures) of Sichuan Province accumulatively.
At present, there are 20 under treatment in isolation (including 1 severe case), 3 fatal cases, and 516 patients have been discharged from hospital after recovery. Of the traced close contacts, there is no suspected case, 231 are still under medical observation.
Till now, no foreigner in Sichuan has been confirmed infected COVID-19.
No new case of novel coronavirus disease has been confirmed in Sichuan Province for 11 consecutive days. Only Wuhou District, Chengdu is regard as medium-risk county (city or district), while the other 182 counties (cities or districts) are low-risk counties (cities or districts) in Sichuan Province.
II. Public Focuses
On Mar. 15th, the Command Center of the COVID-19 Epidemic Prevention and Control of Chengdu issued the Announcement No. 7 on strengthening the prevention and control of imported COVID-19 case in Chengdu. The main contents are as follows:
1. The inbound personnel entering Chengdu as mentioned in this Announcement refer to both Chinese and foreign nationals who had traveled to or stayed in countries and regions at high risk before entering Chengdu port or transiting to Chengdu by domestic transportation (by plane, railway, roadway, and private vehicle) after entry via other ports in China.
2. All inbound personnel entering Chengdu, no matter by what means of transportation, shall truthfully report their general information, date of entry, ports passed, places traveled to or stayed in, and health status as required, to the airports, (high-speed) railway station, bus stations they pass, as well as communities (villages), reception organizations, and hotels upon their arrival immediately. They shall cooperate with local epidemic prevention and control departments for epidemiological survey, PCR test, and 14-day quarantine at home or designated places and other prevention and control measures as required.
3.The payment of medical expenses for imported cases from abroad will be classified as follows. For those who have registered in basic medical insurance of the People’s Republic of China and diagnosed as confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 while returning to China, the medical expenses incurred shall be covered according to relevant provisions of basic medical insurance, and the part undertaken by the individual will be subsidized by financial support. For those who have not registered in basic medical insurance of the People’s Republic of China and diagnosed as confirmed or suspected cases while returning to China, the medical expenses incurred shall be borne by the individual. For those who have participated in commercial insurance, the expenses shall be covered according to the insurance contract. For those who are identified to be in difficulty, the medical expenses incurred shall be assisted in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases and other laws and regulations.
4. Overseas personnel arriving in Chengdu shall truthfully declare their health status. Personnel who refuse to cooperate, intentionally conceal or falsely declare the information, resulting in the spread of the epidemic or serious risk of transmission, shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not more than seven years and shall bear corresponding civil liability for compensation in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases and the Criminal Law of the People's Republic of China.