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Rainforest China: Change for the date because of H1N1 flu scare.



Due to the H1N1 flu scare, the Chinese authority is very concerned for foreign entries and all international events have to go through a second round of scrutiny. After numerous discussions, they have finally approved a changed of date for the event (from August to September).

All event format and schedules remains unchanged except the dates which will now be : 18 - 24 September. There will also be a new quarantine rule whereby if anyone coming from H1N1 infected country shows any symptom of this flu will automatically be quarantined for up to 9 days. Our Chinese organizer will not be responsible during this time of quarantine and the infected person will have to follow the standard procedure from the authority on this matter.

As who has increased its pandemic level to 6 now, we all have to endure through these troublesome procedures and inconveniences, even though the severity of this flu is less than the common flu. Anyway, please find herewith the new dates, your comments are welcome.

- 18 September (Friday)

Arrival of all foreign teams/media and participants. Night in hotel.

- 19 September (Saturday)

Opening and Prologue Special Stages. Unleash the Dragon. Night in hotel.

- 20 September (Sunday)

Continuation of Prologue Special Stages until noon. Then proceed to Campsite, 1. Night SS. Camping.

- 21 September (Monday)

Rumble in the forest SS. Campsite 1 & 2. Night: camping.

- 22 September (Tuesday)

Rumble in the forest SS and adventure route to Campsite 3. Night: camping.

- 23 September (Wednesday)

Morning break camp, convoy ready to roll into Sanya. Show-off in Sanya in the afternoon. Night: prize giving and end of event. Night in hotel.

- 24 September (Thursday) - All foreign media/participants depart for home countries.

2009/06/24 | 19:28 CET | Editor: MR/HS/Luis J.A.Wee






















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