Reminder from Hunan Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention Ahead of Spring Festival

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As the COVID-19 pandemic has not been properly contained globally, there are still risks of transmissions. In order to consolidate the gains in the fight against COVID-19, the Hunan Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Hunan CDC) gives the following travel tips to the general public during the upcoming Spring Festival:

Workers in high-exposure risk jobs, including staff members at ports of entry, isolation facilities, designated hospitals, and cold chain plants, should avoid traveling except for essential reasons. Those who do need to travel must be absent from work for 14 days, report to their employers, and provide negative testing results within 48 hours.

Make proper travel arrangements. Try to avoid travels to popular scenic areas and during rush hours. Any travel to medium and high-risk areas or provinces and areas with locally transmitted confirmed cases should be avoided. People arriving at land ports should undergo nucleic acid testing for at least once upon arrival. 

Voluntarily report personal travel history. Those who come or return to Hunan with a travel or living history in counties (or cities, districts or banners) of medium and high-risk areas, or who have overlapped activities with any announced confirmed case and have yellow or red health code within the past 14 days, must voluntarily inform your community (village), company or hotel.

Implement health management for those coming or returning to Hunan. Those who come to Hunan must have their health QR codes and digital travel records checked. Those from provinces with locally transmitted confirmed cases, including asymptomatic cases, must provide negative results of nucleic acid tests taken in the 48 hours when seeking entry to Hunan. They must take a nucleic acid test within 24 hours after arrival in the province, and monitor health conditions and continue to quarantine themselves for 14 days. Those who come or return to Hunan from provinces with no locally transmitted confirmed cases, including no asymptomatic cases, must provide negative results of nucleic acid tests taken in the 48 hours before March 15, 2022. 

Reduce gatherings and control the scale of gatherings. Gatherings of more than 10 people will be discouraged. The number of large-scale events like temple fairs, shows, and promotional activities should be strictly controlled during the Spring Festival. Large gatherings of people should be avoided. Wedding ceremonies are encouraged to be postponed, funerals to be frugal, and banquets to be canceled during the period. Events of more than 50 people are discouraged. Individuals who are going to hold banquets of more than 50 people must inform the community residents committee or village committee, so as to implement strict epidemic prevention and control.