Government officials across Hubei province, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, are desperate to find ways to stop the spread of the infection.
In Hubei’s Fangxian County, officials are trying a different approach — paying sick people.
According to an official Fangxian County notice, anyone who is sick and reports themselves to a hospital can expect to be paid.
Patients who have a fever and turn themselves in will receive 1,000 yuan ($142).
But officials and other interested parties are also being offered cash incentives if they catch anyone with a fever. For each person with a fever who is reported by an official or citizen, there is a reward of 500 yuan ($71).
The notice said that the offer is only valid from today until February 18.
Here is the link (nothing extra there, except a noisy video and you have to scroll down a lot). Via Neville.