A Letter to Foreign Friends in Jiangsu fromJiangsu Provincial Foreign Affairs Office
January 29, 2020
Dear foreign friends in Jiangsu,
We would like to extend greetings to you on the occasion of the Spring Festival.
The Chinese people, now in the middle of a battle against the
epidemic caused by the novel coronavirus, are willing to cope with this
challenge of global concern with countries around the world. Jiangsu
Provincial People’s Government activated level I public health emergency
responseat 24:00 on January 24. So far, preventative and control work
has been carried out in an orderly and effective manner. We take it as
our mission to ensure that the life of expats in Jiangsu is safe and
undisturbed in face of the epidemic. To this end, we would like to make
the following suggestions.
1. Pay close attention to the official release of epidemic
situation of the Chinese government. Learn updated information on
epidemic evolution in Jiangsu, information on designated hospitals in
your city, and prevention and control guidance on the official websites
of Jiangsu Provincial Health Commission (http://wjw.jiangsu.gov.cn/) and
Jiangsu Provincial Foreign Affairs Office (http://wb.jiangsu.gov.cn/).
Take proper protective measures for the health and safety of you and
2. Keep good personal hygiene to protect yourself from infectious
respiratory diseases such as influenza. Go to designated medical
institutions immediately should fever or respiratory infection symptoms
occur. According to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Infectious
Diseases of the People’s Republic of China, you may be placed in medical
quarantine or hospitalized treatment if abnormal body temperature is
detected. Your cooperation is highly appreciated when medical
quarantine, hospitalized treatment or other preventative measures are
taken against you.
3. Minimize outdoor activities and avoid crowded places. We will
ensure supply necessary to life for expats in Jiangsu and meet your
reasonable demands. You may call 18915991982 (24-hour hotline of Jiangsu
Provincial Foreign Affairs Office for expats) for information and
assistance, where your request will be attended to in time.
We are confident that with joint efforts, we will win the battle against the epidemic.