2019-nCoV pneumonia virus in Sanya and Haikou, Hainan, China without an epidemic: 17 cases, street disinfection, passport masks, refusal to return money to tourists

As of January 26, 2020, the statistics of 2019-nCoV new influenza and pneumonia patients with virus in Hainan Province is as follows: 17 cases (no fatalities), of which: Sanya (Dadonghai) (三亚) - 5 people, Wanning (万宁) - 5 people, Haikou (海口) - 3 people, Danzhou (儋 州) - 3 people, Lingaoxian (临 高 县) - 1 person.


The statistics of 2019-nCoV virus cases in other neighboring provinces of China on January 26, 2020 that border Hainan Island is as follows: Guangdong Province - 78 cases (no fatalities), Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region - 23 cases (no fatalities), Jiangxi province - 18 cases (no fatalities), Fujian province - 10 cases (no fatalities), Yunnan - 5 cases (no fatalities).


In Hainan Province, the Chinese authorities have banned cultural events on the occasion of the new year according to the lunar calendar, also introduced quarantine for breeding wild breeds of animals, and distribution and transfer of such products are prohibited. In all markets and supermarkets in the cities of Sanya and Haikou, a strict ban on the sale of wild animals and their products.


A day ago, the first batch of 1.1 million masks arrived at Sanya Phoenix International Airport on Hainan Island, organized by Sanya to eliminate the lack of market supply.


The first batch of masks will receive priority for the protection of medical, transport, public services, the media, tourism and other personnel at the forefront of the epidemic, and the remaining masks will be distributed among rural (district) committees and public medical centers of the city. Citizens and tourists must have valid identity cards to purchase masks, the sale will be no more than 5 masks per person.


Sanya Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government attached great importance to the prevention of pneumonia outbreaks and new outbreaks virus infection and the fight against them, and made every effort to ensure the supply of masks. In addition to the first batch of 1.1 million masks, 6.4 million masks were purchased and will arrive in Sanya in the next 2 days.


Due to the limited number of masks distributed in the first installment, citizens and tourists are encouraged not to rush to stock up so that more people can get masks. Relevant departments will also crack down on illegal activities such as over pricing of face masks.


The movement of special vehicles spraying disinfectants was seen in the streets of Sanya, this will help create additional barriers to the spread of the 2019-nCoV virus.


According to the current legislation of the Russian Federation, Russian tourists who refuse to buy previously purchased tours to Hainan Island cannot rely on the full cost of the tour - the limits of the travel agent’s liability are determined by paragraph 58 of the Resolution of the Plenum of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation of June 28, 2012 of year No. 17 “On the consideration by courts of civil cases in consumer protection disputes”, according to which the size of the intermediary’s liability is limited to the amount of the agency fee, therefore, when canceling a tour, the travel agent is only liable within its commission, that is, in fact, the tourist can receive 5- 30% of the previously paid funds for the purchased tour.


Earlier we wrote an article why tourists should not give up tours to Hainan:,-china-or-why-you-should-not-cancel- tours-to-sanya-and-haikou-in-2020


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