BEIJING, Oct. 26 (Xinhuanet) -- Beijing has set forth
a four-level emergency scheme for the possible outbreak of influenza in the
winter season, an official with Beijing Health Bureau said Wednesday.
The draft scheme, which marks the four levels with
the colors of blue, yellow, orange and red, is being examined by the Beijing
municipal government, said Zhao Tao in charge of disease prevention and control
under the bureau, at a press conference.
If ratified, Beijing will issue the "blue" alarm when
necessary, suspending the imports of animals and animal products from the
flu-affected countries and impose people vaccination or border-entry
When the "red" alarm is released, which indicates the
outbreak of extremely serious flu, all schools, traffic ports and public
entertainment sites must be closed, the official said.
In light of the latest bird flu situation in several
areas in China, Beijing has set up 49 monitoring stations across its territory.
A blood serum checkup performed by the bureau on over
2,500 local residents showed that no one has been affected by the bird flu.