Foreigners to Be Held Liable for Epidemic Prevention Violations

Source: China Daily

Foreigners who refuse to carry out epidemic prevention measures, disrupt epidemic control order and endanger the public health and security in China will be held accountable by law, Foreign Ministry spokeswomen Hua Chunying said on Thursday.

Speaking at the ministry's regular news conference in Beijing, Hua said all people in China, including both Chinese and foreign citizens, are treated equally in terms of the implementation of relevant epidemic control measures and regulations.

"The regulations are aiming to safeguard the life and health of every individual in China, as well as maintaining public health safety," Hua said.

Laws and regulations including the Law on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases, should be strictly observed by all foreigners in China, she added.