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Local Government: On February 13, a Few Cities in Hubei Issued “Wartime Control Orders”

At midnight on February 13, 2020, Zhangwan District in Shiyan City, Hubei Province implemented the first “Wartime Control Order” (战时管制令) . Dawu County of Xiaogan City, Hubei Province also implemented a “Wartime Control Order” later on the same day.

The order by the Zhangwan District, Shiyan City required that every building in the district must be locked down. Any resident or other person, if not medical staff, epidemic control staff, public utility staff, telecom staff, or food supplier staff, is prohibited from entering or leaving the building. All residential communities must strictly follow “wartime control.” The government organs, including the township, street, or neighborhood community (a government controlled organization to manage a community) will provide food of certain fixed kinds at a fixed time. They will also buy urgently needed medicine for the people who are locked in.

Anyone who breaks the rule will be detained for at least 14 days.Excerpt in Chinese:




Source: Caixin, February 13, 2020