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COVID-19 outbreak in China: Reinforcement of epidemiological surveillance within Luxembourg from 9 January 2023

This is done in application of the opinion of the Health Security Committee at the level of the European Union, published on 5 January 2023 [1] , plus defining a coordinated Western european approach, progressive in stages, and proportional to the wellness threat. In seite an seite, the National Health Directorate is strengthening, together with the The duchy of luxembourg Institute for Science plus Technology (LIST) and the LNS, the monitoring of waste water, in particular from The duchy of luxembourg airport. This again is aimed at the early detection of any possible viral variant introduced by a traveller. Any person who has stayed in China during the 14 days preceding his/her arrival on Luxembourg territory, is obliged to declare his/her existence to the Health Inspection Department (by e-mail: contact-covid@ms. etat. lu or by phone: +352 247-65533). At random, the persons concerned will be invited to undergo a free SARS-CoV-2 virus-like RNA amplification test (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods). If positive, the trial is submitted to the National Health Laboratory (LNS) with regard to sequencing and thus determination from the viral variant/sub-variant. This will allow early detection of any possible introduction of a new viral variant on the national territory. This obligation pertains to any person who has stayed in China during the 14 days previous his/her arrival, regardless of the period of the stay in China and Luxembourg, and regardless of the means of transport to the Grand Territory. However , persons employed in the particular transport sector are exempted in the exercise of their responsibilities, as are passengers in transportation. [1] Opinion of the Health Protection Committee for a common EU approach in response to the COVID-19 situation in China, 5 January 2023, DG-for Health/European Commission In view of the rapid progression of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infections in China since Dec 2022, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry associated with Foreign and European Matters wish to inform about the reinforcement of the epidemiological surveillance suitable from January 9, 2023 until February 5, 2023 inclusive, for any travel coming from the People’s Republic of Cina to Luxembourg. The recommendations issued by the National Wellness Directorate to travellers to and from China are available on the following website: https://covid19.public.lu/fr/voyageurs/voyager-chine.html . This measure should be grasped as complementary to any measures already in place at international airports in EU countries hosting direct commercial flights through China. Press release by Ministry of Health / Ministry of Foreign plus European Affairs


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