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Beijing eldercare facilities on lockdown amid outbreak

By Zou Shuo | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-01-27 11:28

An elderly woman dines at a nursing home in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo by Sun Yidou/For China Daily]

All elderly care facilities in Beijing have been on lockdown since Monday and are not allowed to receive any visits to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak, the Beijing Municipal Civil Affairs Bureau said on Sunday.

Elderly people living in the facilities cannot go outside and the facility cannot admit any new elderly people, the bureau said.

Facility staff should adopt epidemic prevention and control measure and quarantine for elderly people who need medical treatment outside the facilities, the bureau said.

The bureau will determine when to lift the lockdown based on the epidemic situation, it added.

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