In the early morning of March 19, the Beijing Coronavirus Epidemic Prevention and Control Leading Group Office issued a notice stating that it would no longer accept home observation applications with a separate residence and no other co-residents. Yesterday (March 18) in the afternoon, a related conference in Beijing requested that the centralized observation points in all districts should be further expanded, and the measures for centralized medical observation of overseas visitors to Beijing should be strictly implemented for 14 days.
The notice requires that from now on, all overseas personnel entering Beijing should be transferred to a centralized observation point for 14 days of medical observation at their own expense. For elderly people aged 70 and over, minors under 14 years old, pregnant women, and those with underlying diseases that are not suitable for centralized observation, after strict assessment, home observation can be conducted. Applications for home observation with a separate residence and no other co-residents will no longer be accepted.
For those who meet the conditions for home observation, the notice clearly states that they should apply to the community in the place of residence before entry. If they have not applied for home observation before the entry or have not obtained an evaluation consent, they will first be transferred to a centralized observation point for medical observation. If it is determined that home observation is made after evaluation, the 14-day observation time is combined.
For those who enter Beijing from other ports in the country, the notice requires them to report in advance to their units and communities where they live and return to Beijing. When arriving in the community, implement the control measures for overseas personnel entering Beijing. Those who conceal the history of overseas residents will be held accountable according to law.