习近平外交思想和新时代中国外交
习近平外交思想和新时代中国外交
News >

Fighting COVID-19 measures equally subject to Chinese, foreigners in China

Source: Xinhua | 2020-04-03

BEIJING, April 2 (Xinhua) -- China's relevant measures and regulations on COVID-19 fight are subject to all the people in the country equally, no matter if they are Chinese or foreigners, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said Thursday.

Hua made the remarks at a press briefing when asked to comment on some recent misbehavior of foreigners in China, who reportedly disobeyed home isolation orders, beat medical staff, or had arguments with local residents at quarantine sites.

"Frankly speaking, it is very sad to see such media reports," Hua said.

China has always attached great importance to life safety and health of foreign citizens who live in the country, Hua said, stressing that since the COVID-19 outbreak, China has actively assisted them in epidemic prevention and living conditions, and treated those infected with the virus without discrimination.

"Meanwhile, all foreigners in China should strictly abide by the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, as well as specific regions' relevant laws and regulations on epidemic prevention and control," Hua said.

Foreigners who refuse to follow the epidemic prevention measures, disturb orders and endanger public health and security shall bear legal liabilities, Hua added.

share

8013947