On February 19, the “Notice on Reiterating Discipline during Epidemic Prevention and Control” issued by the Xiantao Municipal Health Committee of Hubei Province caused public concern.
The “Notice” emphasizes four “prohibited” requirements, two of which are most likely to cause controversy: it is strictly forbidden to discuss the epidemic within the group and express personal opinions; it is strictly forbidden to accept telephone and live interviews without permission.
That night, the relevant person in charge of the Xiantao City Health Committee responded that the wording of the “Notice” was indeed inappropriate and had been abolished. In addition, the committee has convened an emergency meeting and under-inspection.
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