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Table 1 Seven major prevention and control policies in China

From: Policy disparities in response to COVID-19 between Singapore and China

SN Date Policy Key elements
1 23-Jan Locking down epicenter The government put the Wuhan under lockdown by banning travel to and from the city, as well as suspending all public transport services in the city, and then locked down the whole Hubei Province.
2 24-Jan Activating Level One public health emergency response in all localities China entered a highly alert state of the national epidemic along with a series of public health response measures.
3 25-Jan The central government set up a leading group The Central Government established a Leading Group on coping with the COVID-19 and sent guidance teams to Hubei and other hard-hit areas.
4 2-Feb Classified management of “four categories of personnel” Wuhan put four categories of people – confirmed cases, suspected cases, febrile patients who might be carriers, and close contacts – under classified management in designated facilities. The measure was subsequently carried out nationwide.
5 5-Feb Launching makeshift hospitals Launching Leishen Shan Hospital and Huoshen Shan Hospital for patients in severe or critical condition.
Between Feb 5 and Mar 10, Wuhan had opened a total of 16 Fangcang shelter hospitals for patients with mild symptoms.
6 10-Feb Digital management for a matrix of urban communities Residential communities remained under closed-off management in Wuhan.
Digital management for a matrix of urban communities across the China.
7 12-Feb Counterpart assistance Through “One Province Supports
One City”, the entire country will support the epidemic prevention and control in Hubei Province.