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How Did Chinese Government Implement Unconventional Measures Against COVID-19 Pneumonia

Authors Yu X, Li N

Received 26 February 2020

Accepted for publication 14 May 2020

Published 29 May 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 491—499

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/RMHP.S251351

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 4

Editor who approved publication: Professor Marco Carotenuto


Xiang Yu,1 Na Li2,3

1School of Public Affairs, Fujian Jiangxia University, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, People’s Republic of China; 2School of Law, Ningbo University, Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, People’s Republic of China; 3Research Academy of Belt and Road, Ningbo University, Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, People’s Republic of China

Correspondence: Na Li
Ningbo University, 818st Fenghua Road Jiangbei, Ningbo 315211, People’s Republic of China
Email nali321@126.com

Abstract: In recent years, respiratory infectious diseases had continued to attack China, the recent outbreak of COVID-19 pneumonia had attracted worldwide attention. Through studying the literature, interpreting official documents, analyzing medical and social management data, we summarized and compared some powerful measures taken by the Chinese government, such as declaring emergency state, blocking down the epidemic center, prohibiting crowd gathering activities, forcing residents to wear masks, and mobilizing medical staff and products. We found that these unconventional measures, on the one hand, controlled the spread of the epidemic in China, and on the other hand, exposed some of China’s shortcomings in biosafety, food safety, public health input, and emergency system construction. This paper also recommends that other countries should take strict isolation measures as early as possible when fighting COVID-19 epidemics, and also mobilize citizens to strengthen self-protection.

Keywords: COVID-19, anti-epidemic, risk, legality

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