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Table 2 Milestones of COVID-19 prevention and control in Liangshan Prefecture

From: Coronavirus disease 2019 epidemic in impoverished area: Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture as an example

Date Milestones
19 January Identified and publicized designated treatment hospitals for COVID-19.
23 January The leading group of COVID-19 joint prevention and control in Liangshan Prefecture was established
24 January Level one emergency response activated in Sichuan.
25 January a. All the scenic spots, public places of entertainment, most restaurants in Liangshan Prefecture were closed.
b. Tracking of Wuhan returnees started. All traced Wuhan returnees were required for 14 days of home quarantine with daily health report.
c. Residents were advised to wear masks and stay indoors.
26 January a. Investigations were expanded to visitors from severely affected areas.
b. Mobile messages, WeChat public accounts, websites and TV were used to publicize the COVID-19 related knowledge and prevention strategies.
27 January a. Use the big data of public security and provincial government to strengthen the screening and management of contacts and people returning from epidemic-related areas.
b. All the county-level CDCs started to provide public advisory services on COVID-19 prevention and control on hotlines.
2 February Returnees from outside Liangshan Prefecture were requested for 14 days of home quarantine.
17 February Those who go out of Liangshan Prefecture and return were required to obtain health certificates.
24 February The scenic area was gradually opened up under strict registration in entrance and flow limitation.
26 February The emergency response level of epidemic prevention and control in Sichuan Province has been adjusted from the first level to the second level.
27 February All the 17 counties were classified into middle risk areas and low risk areas to conduct differentiated prevention and control measures.
25 March The emergency response level of epidemic prevention and control in Sichuan Province had been adjusted from the second level to the third level. The control measures of the passageway from Hubei Province except Wuhan were lifted.
26 March Quarantine and nucleic acid testing were requested to carry out for all recent arrivals from Hubei Province and abroad.
1 April Senior high students returned to school.
7 April Grade three junior high students returned to school.
8 April The control measures of the passageway from Wuhan were lifted.
15 April Middle schools were open for all grades.
20 April Secondary schools were open for grade four, five and six.
27 April Secondary schools were open for all grades.