No.6 [2021] Notice on Epidemic Prevention and Control of Suzhou(ENG&JPN)

To tighten COVID-19 prevention and control, adopt the principle of early detection, reporting, quarantine and treatment, effectively curb the spread of the virus, and protect the health and safety of residents, all retail pharmacies in Suzhou will suspend sale of antibiotics, antifebriles, antiviral and cough drugs. This notice hereby specifies the followings:

1. All retail pharmacies in Suzhou will suspend sale of antibiotics, antifebriles, antiviral and cough drugs (hereinafter referred to as "the four kinds of drugs") and remove relevant drugs off shelves starting today. All retail pharmacies in the city will suspend sale of "the four kinds of drugs" on medicine-vending machines and online platforms (including such third-party platforms as Tmall, JD, Meituan,, etc. as well as their own websites and mini-programs).

2. Retail pharmacies that continue the sale of "the four kinds of drugs" as from today will be closed and subject to rectification by market supervision departments. Those who refuse to suspend the sale and cause consequences will be pursued for legal liability in accordance with the law.

3. Residents can report via 12345 hotline or other ways should they find any retail pharmacies that fail to implement the sale suspension of "the four kinds of drugs".

4. Should there be any symptoms such as fever, headache, nasal discharge, dry cough, fatigue, reduced sense of smell (or taste), diarrhea etc., residents in Suzhou should seek medical treatment at a nearby fever clinic as soon as possible and inform medical staff of the travel and contact history over the past 14 days. Please keep face masks on and avoid using public transport when seeking treatment.

5. The sale suspension of "the four kinds of drugs" in retail pharmacies in Suzhou shall not be lifted unless official notice is announced in due course.

Suzhou Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia

Epidemic Prevention and Control Headquarters

August 7, 2021