Promulgation Date: 2020-1-24 Title: Announcement on the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia from Novel Coronavirus Infection Document Number: Expiration date: Promulgating Entities: General Administration of Customs, National Health Commission Source of text: http://www.customs.gov.cn/customs/302249/2480148/2851974/index.html
Novel coronavirus pneumonia was discovered in Hubei Province's Wuhan in December 2019, and is a type of acute respiratory tract infection marked primarily by fever, weakness, and dry coughing brought on by novel coronavirus infection. The World Health Organization has named this coronavirus 2019-nCoV. The State Council of the P.R.C. has already approved the inclusion of the novel coronavirus pneumonia in quarantine infectious disease management as provided for in the "Border Health and Quarantine Law of the People's Republic of China".
The following announcement is made on the basis of the relevant provisions of the “P.R.C. Border Health and Quarantine Law", it's detailed implementation rules, and the "National Health Regulations (2005)", so as to lawfully, scientifically, orderly, and effectively guide and regulate prevention and control of the novel coronavirus pneumonia at ports of entry, and to protect the health and safety of persons crossing the borders.
I. If persons crossing the border have a temperature, cough, difficulty breathing, or other discomfort when entering or exiting the country, they shall proactively report to customs and cooperate with customs in taking their temperature, medical inspections, medical screening, and other health and quarantine efforts.
II. If persons crossing the border traveling aboard vehicles have a temperature, cough, difficulty breathing, or other discomfort and symptoms, they should promptly inform the vehicles' crew members, and the person responsible for the vehicle should provide protective supplies to the passengers and promptly report to the customs for ports of entry.
III. Persons crossing the borders should maintain good personal hygiene habits while traveling, such as frequent handwashing, wearing masks, avoiding close contact with persons who have acute respiratory tract infections, and so forth; and if having a temperature is accompanied by coughing, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms of acute respiratory tract infection, they shall immediately seek care and explain their recent travel history to the doctors.
IV. Persons entering the country may learn of new health information by following the official website of the National Health Commission of the P.R.C., and if they have any symptoms should immediately seek care and explain their recent travel history to the doctors.
V. Based on the progress of the epidemic, customs will conduct real-time dynamic adjustments of control measures for ports of entry.
The content of this announcement is to take effect from the date of issue and remain effective for 3 months.
Notice is hereby given.
General Administration of Customs, National Health Commission
January 24, 2020