CHINA Hubei to remain vigilant regarding novel coronavirus

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Hubei to remain vigilant regarding novel coronavirus

China Daily

20:38, April 08, 2020

An aerial photo shows vehicles waiting to leave Wuhan on April 8, 2020. (Photo: China Daily)

Central China's Hubei province will remain on alert to the control and prevention work of novel coronavirus pneumonia after ending the lockdown of Wuhan, the hardest-hit city in China, on Wednesday.

"It's a milestone for the war against the COVID-19, but we've clearly recognized that there are still possible risks, while removing the lockdown doesn't mean we'll loosen control and prevention work," said Cao Guangjing, the province's vice-governor, at a news conference in Wuhan.

Starting Wednesday, train services and domestic flights departing Wuhan, as well as passenger liners except for cruises, resumed.

The government will coordinate and organize transportation of people with green health codes to leave Wuhan in good order, he said.

"But it's advised that people reduce outdoor activities or going out of the city, except for necessary trips," he said. "Also, control measures for communities will remain strict, including checking visitor's identity and body temperature and reminding them to wear masks."

"The war against COVID-19 is yet to finish so we have to remain calm and alert," he said.

The province also will strictly examine the issue of the green health code, without which nobody can travel in the city or get out the city, he said.

He said that the province also is making efforts to push forward the mutual recognition of health codes with its neighboring provinces to facilitate population flow.

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