Strict rules for residential communities

Hu Min
Shanghai's civil authorities issue guideline covering temperature checks, visitor records, disinfection and 14-day isolation amid the ongoing coronavirus epidemic.
Hu Min

Shanghai's 13,000 residential communities have been ordered to set up checkpoints at entrances and exits with 24-hour temperature checks and a record of visitors, Shanghai's civil affairs authorities said on Friday amid the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak.

All visitors must have their temperature checked and information recorded. Anyone with an abnormal temperature will be reported and transferred, according to a guideline released by the Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau.

Incoming vehicles will also be recorded, and designated areas for parcel and food deliveries set up, according to the guideline.

Walled residential complexes are required to open only one entrance if conditions permit, and management should also be imposed at residential communities without walls or without property management, the guideline states.

Villages should also open only one entrance and enhance management on people from outside Shanghai.

Neighborhood or village committees in the city are ordered to enhance patrols and screening at doorways, and develop an information registration system for people from outside Shanghai.

They should inform people from outside Shanghai to report their health information and fulfill information registration, according to the notice.

People from key infection areas without symptoms must stay in isolation for 14 days for medical observation, and neighborhood or village committees should alert police in the event of any failure to do so, the notice states.

Property management service providers are ordered to disinfect on corridors, elevators, garbage bins and public areas, and all unnecessary cultural, sports or leisure activity venues at residential complexes must be closed.

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