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 recurrence. Even though Chengdu didn’t report many new cases reported in Chengdu and life is slowly getting back to normal. The situation remains severe and complex, not leaving any room for error.
Since March 28th, China temporarily suspended the entry into China by foreign nationals (more info, click here). Since March 18th, 24 hours 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 -for more detailed information, click here.
Throughout this time, here are some facts we’ve put together, that might be pip your interest:
Confirmed Cases and Geographical Distribution (Apr. 9th, 11:15)
As of April 9th 00:00, there are 560 confirmed Coronavirus cases in Sichuan.
Among the 560 confirmed patients, 16 were hospitalized for isolation treatment, 541 were cured and 3 died. There are 0 suspected cases. 7 asymptomatic infection patients and 316 close contacts are currently undergoing medical observation.
Sichuan: 560 confirmed cases, all quarantined.
Dead: 3, 1 in critical condition. Recovered: 541.
Guangan: 30, Mianyang: 22, Nanchong: 39, Zigong: 9, Dazhou: 42, Deyang: 18, Yibin: 12, Neijiang: 22, Luzhou: 24, Suining: 17, Bazhong: 24, Ganzi: 78, Liangshan: 13, Ya’an: 7, Leshan: 3, Ziyang: 4, Guangyuan: 6, Meishan: 8, Panzhihua: 16, Aba: 1.
Of these, 165 confirmed cases are in Chengdu. Down the image the numbers per area:
Chenghua District: 15, Gaoxin District: 19, Jinjiang District: 11, Qingyang District: 5, Wenjiang District: 7, Wuhou District 15, Qionglai: 5, Jianyang: 2, Qingbaijiang: 7, Jintang County: 8, Dayi County: 8, Xinjin County: 2, Jinniu District: 11, Shuangliu District: 3, Pidu District: 7, Xindu District: 2, Longquanyi District: 4, Tianfu New District: 10, Others: 25 (from airpot or train station, imported cases )
All districts in Chengdu are low-risk areas as of Mar.18th.
Sichuan: Daily numbers of new Coronavirus cases
Orange: confirmed cases, green: suspected cases
Nationwide COVID-19 control efforts have achieved initial results, but the turning point is yet to come. We can neither tell for sure how the epidemic may further develop nor rule out its possibility of recurrence. The situation remains severe and complex, allowing no room for laxity.
Public emergency level in Sichuan drops to the lowest
Based on the positive results, the Sichuan Provincial Emergency Committee decided to reduce the Coronavirus prevention and control primary response to the lowest existing. Coronavirus anti-epidemic and control through relevant laws and regulations will still be enforced throughout the province.
All localities have been requested to work out targeted prevention and control plans by following the requirements of prevention and control at different levels in line with the local situation.
Measurements and Restrictions
It is strongly suggested to stay inside, avoid any travel or spending extended periods of time in public places, wear a mask, don’t touch your face and wash your hands regularly. It has been confirmed that the virus may be transmitted by people who are asymptomatic. Those with symptoms, such as fever, should quarantine themselves or report to a designated hospital (see list below).
Measurements and restrictions are tight. Most communities in Chengdu require an access pass to enter/ leave the compound, which you will receive after registration, and housing communities limit access to non-essential personnel. Your waimai shuaige will call you to leave the order at the gate, and kuaidi should be collected from the secure pickup locations (so keep an eye on your text messages). However several compounds that before implementing strict measure, have started to loosen up. Most places in Chengdu have slightly more relaxed restrictions in place now.
According to the latest official information from the education bureau on Apr.7, the opening schedule of schools in Chengdu is as follows:
High school grade 2 and middle school grade 2 in the city will start April 13 in accordance with the school preparation;
High school grade 1 and middle school grade 1 in the city will start April 20 in accordance with the school preparation;
Primary schools grade 5 and 6 are prepared according to the beginning of school on April 27;
Primary schools grade 1 to 4 are prepared according to the beginning of school on May 6;
Kindergartens and special education schools will be further notified according to the progress of epidemic prevention and control.
Off-campus training institutions shall not carry out in-person training activities earlier than May 6.
Shuangliu Airport remains open for domestic flights, they have instituted screenings for all incoming and outgoing passengers. Budget a little extra time to ensure that you are able to make your flights and transfers. From March 28th on foreigners aren’t able to enter China, and international airlines have been forced to highly reduce international flights for Chinese citizens. Traveling abroad is in decline with many foreign governments advising against non-essential travel to China. With the rapidly evolving situation, we recommend contacting the airline to confirm whether or not your upcoming flight will be affected.
Train lines: Although most of the high-speed railways are still closed, some inter-city routes are gradually returning to normal. There’re still over 200 train connections that will remain closed during March. Dial 028-12306 or check the 12306.cn website (Chinese only) for updated information.
•Tourist spots and museums start to re-open. All events and public gatherings are cancelled, and this will still take a while. Some restaurants and bars are trying to re-open, though have to apply and take precautions in order to get permission. These depends on which district, though usually include measurements like registration and temperature check upon entry, 1.5meter distance between tables, limited number of people in the venue, among others. You can find the daily updated list of what’s open and closed (incl. delivery) by clicking here, please to support the local F&B scene so they survive.
•Public transportation is normal.
•Masks are compulsory on the subway and temperature is checked on the way in. Same in lot’s of malls and compounds. For you and others safety, please cooperate.
•The city’s Exit and Entry Administration Division of Chengdu PSB implemented a series of special services to overseas visitors in a bid to effectively prevent and control the spread of COVID-19.
For anyone who currently has legal or visa issues, including online accommodation registration for overseas visitors, foreign-related organizations, and online visa appointment and entrusted services, click here. For more information, click here.
Legal Advice for Salaries
Many of us by now will have been informed our salaries will have been cut. If you can no longer work, or working from home isn’t an option, employers and employees will negotiate salary agreement for the first month. We know for the international community, our ability to effectively negotiate, will be be very low.
From month two when work still cannot be resumed, your employer can resort to “living expenses”, which is most parts of Chengdu is 70% of the minimum wage standard, meaning 1780RMB… which we know will be unlikely to cover most of our rents.
Dedicated Hospitals in Chengdu
List of Chengdu Medical Institutions for Patients with Pneumonia Stemming from the New Coronavirus Infection:
Public Health Clinical Center of Chengdu
No. 377, Jingming Road, Jinjiang District, Chengdu
First Afflicted Hospital of Chengdu Medical College (Xindu)
No. 278, Baoguang Avenue, Xindu District, Chengdu
Pidu District People’s Hospital, Chengdu
No. 666, Section 2, Deyuan North Road, Pidu District, Chengdu
Wenjiang District People’s Hospital, Chengdu
No. 10 & 61, Wanchun East Road, Wenjiang District, Chengdu
The First People’s Hospital of Longquanyi District, Chengdu
No. 201, Group 3, Longquanyihe, Longquanyi District, Chengdu
The First People’s Hospital of Shuangliu District, Chengdu
No. 149, Xibei Street, Dongsheng Subdistrict, Shuangliu District, Chengdu
Qingbaijiang District People’s Hospital, Chengdu
No. 15, Fenghuang East 4th Road, Qingbaijiang District, Chengdu
Tianfu New District People’s Hospital, Chengdu
No. 97, Zhengbei Upper Street, Huayang Subdistrict, Tianfu New District, Chengdu
Jianyang City People’s Hospital
No. 180, Yiyuan Road, Jiancheng Town, Jianyang City, Chengdu
Medical Center Hospital of Qionglai City
No. 172, Xinlin Road, Linqiong Town, Qionglai City, Chengdu
Pengzhou City Infectious Disease Hospital
No. 995, Jinpeng East Road, Tianpeng Town, Pengzhou City, Chengdu
Chongzhou City People’s Hospital
No. 318, Yongkang East Road, Chongyang Subdistrict, Chongzhou City, Chengdu
Dujiangyan City People’s Hospital
No. 622, Baolian Road, Dujiangyan City, Chengdu
Pujiang County People’s Hospital
No. 18, Hexi Road, Heshan District, Pujiang County, Chengdu
Jintang County First People’s Hospital
No. 886, Jin’guang Road, Zhaozhen Town, Jintang County, Chengdu
Xinjin County People’s Hospital
No. 149, Wujin West Road, Xinjin County, Chengdu
Dayi County People’s Hospital
No. 323, North Street, Jinyuan Town, Dayi County, Chengdu
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