The Chinese Embassy in Zimbabwe has urged Chinese nationals who had travelled back to China for the Chinese holiday and visited areas around Wuhan the epicentre of the Coronavirus to help contain the virus by holding off coming back to Zimbabwe, The Chronicle reports.
Addressing members of the media at their embassy in the capital yesterday, the Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe said:
We have requested Chinese nationals coming to Zimbabwe to cooperate with quarantine measures at Zimbabwean ports of entry and issued four consular notices to provide recommendations for epidemic prevention.
We have called on the local Chinese communities and Chinese businesses and institutions to remind their members and employees who have returned to China for holidays to raise the awareness of prevention.
Those who have returned to the most affected regions in China, such as Hubei Province, are advised to hold off coming back to Zimbabwe until the situation eases, to reduce the risk of bringing the virus to Zimbabwe.
Those who have returned to Zimbabwe from the worst hit areas in China are requested to undergo a self-quarantine of two weeks at home, not to go to public places, offices or any gatherings.
Meanwhile, the coronavirus has left 420 people dead and over 20000 infected.
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