Citizens advised to stay put during holiday

Writer: Zhang Yu  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwne  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2022-09-26

The Shenzhen Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) proposed yesterday that residents stay put during the seven-day National Day holiday, which will start Saturday, as the COVID-19 prevention and control situation is currently still grave.

Citizens are encouraged to spend the holiday in Shenzhen, avoid traveling to counties, cities and districts containing medium- and high-risk areas for COVID, and refrain from going to prefecture-level cities containing medium- and high-risk areas unless the trips are essential, according to the Shenzhen CDC.

Residents leaving the city are required to present negative 48-hour nucleic acid testing results, it said.

Shenzhen will adopt health management measures for people coming or retuning to the city from domestic epidemic-related areas.

People who have traveled to or stayed in medium- and high-risk areas within seven days will be subject to a seven-day centralized quarantine and seven-day home quarantine, respectively.

Those who have traveled to or stayed in low-risk areas within seven days must take two nucleic acid tests in three days after arriving in Shenzhen.

Before and after the National Day holiday, all trans-provincial and intercity travelers must take nucleic acid tests in a timely manner after coming or retuning to Shenzhen, and complete the first nucleic acid test within 24 hours upon arrival.

After returning to Shenzhen, people are required to only travel between their homes and workplaces in principle. They are encouraged not to take public transport and participate in gatherings, while at the same time self-monitoring their health and paying close attention to their physical condition, as well as that of their family members.

Meanwhile, if citizens find that they have been to medium- and high-risk areas or cities with local COVID cases in the past seven days, or have taken the same public transport and made close contact with the positive cases, they must take the initiative to report to their communities or call the hotline 12345.