Taizhou unveils epidemic control measures for Spring Festival

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2022-01-25

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Medical workers at Taizhou West Station in Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province [Photo/taizhou.com.cn]

Residents of Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province, are encouraged not to leave the city during the upcoming Spring Festival unless they have to, said Ruan Congying, head of the Taizhou municipal healthcare commission.

Ruan made the remarks on Jan 24 at a press conference held by the local government.

People working at ports, centralized isolation sites, medical institutions, centralized custody warehouses and other densely populated places should undergo nucleic acid testing regularly in accordance with relevant regulations.

Those who must travel should be free from work for more than 14 days and hold a negative nucleic acid test certificate from within 48 hours, according to Ruan.

People who plan to travel to Taizhou from places with sporadic cases are advised to stay put. A negative nucleic acid test from within 48 hours prior to returning is required, and those who arrive without proof must undergo a test.

There are currently a total of 183 check-up service sites in Taizhou, 34 of which offer round-the-clock testing services to the public.

Meetings with more than 50 people attending must be approved by local epidemic prevention control authorities in advance. 

Family gatherings of more than 10 people are not recommended. The number of participants at a site for religious activities should not exceed one third of maximum capacity, while enclosed entertainment venues should not exceed 50 percent of maximum capacity.