Campaign calls for continuation of healthy habits

Cai Wenjun
As the novel coronavirus pandemic wanes, authorities are still encouraging people to use separate chopsticks for serving and eating, and to maintain social distancing.
Cai Wenjun

Health authorities in Shanghai have introduced a new campaign to promote healthy lifestyle habits as the coronavirus pandemic wanes in China.

Hygienic habits, such as using separate chopsticks for serving and eating food, will continue to be promoted in order to raise public awareness about disease prevention and control, said the Shanghai Health Commission.

The campaign further encourages social distancing, good ventilation indoors, covering the mouth and nose when sneezing and coughing, and regular medical checkups and vaccinations.

A regional service guideline to regulate the use of chopsticks and other utensils at eateries will be released soon, officials say.

“Authorities have also begun research on a guideline of setting up outdoor smoking areas to guide healthy habits among residents and protect the health of non-smokers,” said Zhang Hao, vice director of Shanghai Health Commission.

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