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Public Schools and other Openings

Finally, things are certainly getting closer to normality in the city! Many malls, gyms, restaurants, bars, restaurants and other venues have re-opened, and it hopefully won’t be for too long until kids can go back to schools, and events start

Knowledge is Power: Free COVID-19 E-Books

Want a FREE e-copy?Let us know your e-mail address in the comments or write us an e-mail at info@chengdu-expat.com.While newly confirmed coronavirus cases have largely subsided in China, global cases are still on the rise. With family, loved ones and

How To Use Chengdu’s Health Apps

Although things are certainly getting closer to normality in the city, many residential compounds, malls, gyms, bars, and restaurants are asking for people to show a color coded permit, or government issued app to prove they aren’t a health risk.Unfortunately

24Hours Compulsory Quarantine for ALL International Arrivals at CTU

24Hours Compulsory Quarantine for Testing for almost all arrivals now at CTU+ 14 Days mandatory quarantine at a government-designated location if visited high-risk countries (and perhaps all travelers, reports are now coming in)From March 18th, all international arrivals in Chengdu

COVID-19: China Ramping up Quarantine for International Arrivals

Since middle of March, all international arrivals in major cities in China are now required a 14-day quarantine at a government-designated location at their own expense, even if they do not have coronavirus symptoms. The escalation in the policy comes

Killing Time? Learn Chinese Online!

Killing Time? Learn Chinese Online!Thankfully the COVID-19 situation is getting more and more stable in Mainland China now,but top epidemiologist Zhong Nanshan thinks laying low until the end of April 2020 is advised, so the country gets the all clear.That

COVID-19 Legal Advice: Jobs and Visas

COVID-19 Legal Advice: Jobs and VisasBy now many of us will have received news you won’t be entitled to a full salary in the next few months. COVID-19 has affected a lot of people’s ability to head into work, because

COVID-19’s Domino Effect: Global Pandemic

Data statistics, as of 2020/04/03, 11:00With more than 1,00,000 COVID-19 cases confirmed, and death toll hitting over 51,000 in more than 100 countries and regions worldwide, people are being advised to avoid public and crowded spaces and reduce their travels.In

Coronavirus: Updated Chengdu Exit and Entry Rules

Covid19  | Coronavirus: Updated Chengdu Exit and Entry RulesAs there are always a lot of questions in our groups and in the back system – we wanted to share this recent post from the city’s Exit and Entry Administration Division of Chengdu

Bored at Home? Learn a Little Local Lingo!

So, you’ve been in China for years now and have been saying that you’d actually learn Mandarin if you had more time. Well, it’s a good thing this quarantine period means you have free time, and lots of it. Use

Coronavirus: Airlines that Announced Travel Restrictions (Global)

[Updated March 10th, 2020] It may be stating the obvious, but global travel is in decline due to both falling demand and travel restrictions imposed by various countries. Additionally many foreign governments advising against non-essential travel to certain countries as

Putting the Coronavirus in Perspective

The new coronavirus originating in Wuhan has caused much concern throughout China and the rest of the world.The primary symptoms of the virus are a dry cough, fever and breathing problems. In severe cases, an infected individual can develop pneumonia

Coronavirus (Chengdu): Statistics and Useful Information

Finally it seems that nationwide efforts to control COVID-19, are achieving the desired results, but we’re still not quite at the turning point. We can’t tell for sure how the epidemic may further develop, nor rule out the possibility of

Novel Coronavirus: How to Track the Latest Statistics

Novel Coronavirus: How to Track the Latest StatisticsAs a continuous stream of information comes out from various sources on China’s novel coronavirus outbreak – its useful to know how your city is being affected by the infectious disease. China wouldn’t

Coronavirus | Official Report from Chengdu Center for Disease Prevention & Control

To effectively prevent and control the current pneumonia epidemic of a new coronavirus, Sichuan Province initiated the level-1 public health emergency plan on January 24. To keep you and your relatives healthy and safe, the following tips are suggested by

What’s Closed (and Open) in Chengdu

[Updated April 5] To prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Chengdu, lots of touristic spots and business are also closed till further notice. All events and public gatherings are cancelled, and this will still take a while.Restaurants and bars

Coronavirus: Latest Updates – Fear for Global Pandemic

Data statistics, as of 2020/03/23, 01:10Since the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) first came to the attention of the WHO on December 31, 2019, and the news about this unknown strain found in Wuhan broke in early January, it had a major

How to Keep Yourself Safe from Coronavirus

Here’s how to Protect Yourself Against Coronavirus1.Wash your hands with soap and water to minimize your infection risk. The best way to prevent coronavirus is to wash your hands as often as possible. Wet your hands with warm water, then

Lantern Festivals In and Around Chengdu [CANCELLED]

UPDATE: Due to the spread of Coronavirus, ALL Lantern Festivals have been CANCELLED.Chinese New Year is coming and the Lantern Festival is a highlight of the Chinese New Year festivities, celebrating both the first day of the New Year and the