Shenzhen Government Online
Daily Briefing on Fighting against Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia(February 18, 2020)
From: Foreign Affairs Office of Shenzhen Municipal People's Government
Updated: 2020-02-18 17:02

1. Shenzhen sent the first "traditional Chinese medicine" medical team to support Hubei with Mayor Chen Rugui seeing the team off. On February 17, the third batch of Shenzhen medical team composing 25 medical workers headed to Leishenshan Hospital of Wuhan, Hubei Province. This team is the very first "traditional Chinese medicine" of its kind in Shenzhen. Materials brought by the team include acupuncture, beans at auricular points therapy, traditional Chinese medicine anti-influenza sachet, etc., by giving full play to the appropriate technology of traditional Chinese medicine to help patients recover as soon as possible. As of February 17, Shenzhen has sent three medical teams of 55 people in total to support Hubei. (Source: Shenzhen Release)

2. Foreign trade enterprises can handle business certifications without going out. Many enterprises in Shenzhen are unable to timely engage in or fail to engage in international trade activities due to the current epidemic. The Shenzhen Municipal Committee of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT Shenzhen) has launched the factual proof of force majeure. By rolling out “self-help services, online services, appointment services and fast-lane services", CCPIT Shenzhen provides more convenient commercial certification services for foreign trade enterprises in Shenzhen while reducing the flow of personnel handling business certification and helping enterprises reduce or be exempt from liabilities of breach of contract, reduce losses caused by the breach and the impact on business reputation, thus safeguarding the legitimate rights and interests of the enterprises. (Source: CCPIT Shenzhen)

3. Shenzhen Municipal Urban Management and Law Enforcement Bureau has formulated guidelines for the disposal of waste masks. For masks used daily by ordinary people, they can be directly dumped into the bins of "Other Waste”. It is also recommended to dump these masks into special collection bins of waste masks to avoid recycling and sorting. For people with symptoms of fever, coughing or sneezing or those who have been in contact with them, waste masks can be put in a garbage bag, mix 84 Disinfectant (5%) with water at a dilution ratio of 1:99 and then sprinkle the mask with the mixed liquid. If there is no disinfectant, you can put the mask into a sealed bag or a fresh-keeping bag before dumping it into the bins of "Other Waste". (Source: Shenzhen Municipal Urban Management and Law Enforcement Bureau)

4. Shenzhen issued the first “anti-epidemic” bond in China. To win the battle against the epidemic, the financial industry in Shenzhen is racing to raise funds. 2 of the first 3 “anti-epidemic” bonds in China have been launched in Shenzhen, and a total of 1.3 billion yuan has been raised and in place. China Merchants Bank Shenzhen Branch helps enterprises to complete the preparation for the issuance of 300 million yuan of ultra-short-term financing bonds in half a working day in accordance with the principle of "handle special cases with special methods, handle urgent cases with urgent methods”. 200 million yuan out of the 300 million yuan total is used for replenishing liquidity of the sub-companies for epidemic prevention and control with an interest rate of only 2.5%. This marked the successful landing of the first batch of “anti-epidemic" bonds in China. (Source: Shenzhen Government Online)

5. The Third People's Hospital of Shenzhen released the test kit for the antibody of the novel coronavirus, and the detection rate is nearly 100% after 12 days of the onset of disease. On February 14, the Third People's Hospital of Shenzhen, which is a national clinical medical research center for infectious diseases, developed the test kit for the antibody of the novel coronavirus. The significant advantages of this test kit include: the sensitivity and specificity of the test are more precise; "false negatives" could be tested; it can be relatively quantitative, and the detection rate is nearly 100% after 12 days of onset of disease. (Source: Shenzhen Government Online)

6. Shenzhen passenger stations gradually resumed the shuttle bus operation on February 17. Affected by the NCP epidemic and according to the needs of epidemic prevention and control, Shenzhen passenger transport lines resumed operation in a gradual manner. In view of the special period of epidemic prevention and control, some of the passenger transport lines will be restored. According to the requirements of the Ministry of Transport, some bus passenger stations will only sell 50% of the bus seats, so as to reduce the passenger density and ensure the safety of passengers. (Source: Shenzhen Transportation Bureau)