Shenzhen Government Online
Daily Briefing on Fighting against COVID-19 (February 26, 2020)
From: Foreign Affairs Office of Shenzhen Municipal People's Government
Updated: 2020-02-26 14:02

1. Every effort is made to step up epidemic prevention and control as well as economic and social development at the same time. No victory should be lightly announced until there is a complete win. On Feb. 24, Secretary Wang Weizhong convened an enlarged meeting of the Standing Committee of the CPC Shenzhen Municipal Committee. At the meeting, Wang Weizhong stressed that positive achievements have been made in the city’s epidemic prevention and control work, yet the entire landscape remains challenging and complex. Hence, the city should continue to comprehensively and faithfully conduct prevention and control and coordinate prevention and control campaign and economic and social development, so as to shoulder the responsibility of the Shenzhen Pilot Demonstration Zone with concrete actions and tangible achievements. (Source: Shenzhen Government Online)

2. Lowering emergency response to Second Level does not mean sounding the all-clear for the epidemic. Guangdong CDC says a multi-level, area-specific and targeted prevention and control approach shall be taken and that measures shall remain stringent instead of loosened or even lifted. COVID-19 is an infectious disease that mainly spreads through droplets and contact. Gatherings and crowds will bring high risks of infection and transmission, which is proved by the numerous family cluster infections. Therefore, we should never be blindly optimistic or take chances. (Source: Guangdong CDC)

3. Almost 90% of enterprises directly under Shenzhen SASAC have resumed work and production. A double-front battle of epidemic prevention and work resumption is fought to guarantee stable supply of livelihood goods and public services. 24 out of 28 enterprises directly under Shenzhen Municipal State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission have resumed work and production. Over 95% percent of operation, if not 100%, has been resumed in companies such as Shenzhen Airport Group, Shenzhen Environment and Water Group, and Shenzhen Gas Group. Since the epidemic outbreak, businesses providing livelihood services and products, including public transportation, utilities, non-grain food supply and grain supply, have not suspended services or production on a single day, in a bid to ensure normal operation of the city. (Source: Shenzhen Municipal State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission)

4. Shenzhen advices enterprises to stagger commuting and avoid cluster outbreak. Recently, Shenzhen Headquarters for COVID-19 Prevention and Control has released Proposals for Enterprises to Stagger Commuting and Take other Flexible Working Measures, which calls on enterprises to take flexible measures such as spacing out commuting trips, adopting flexible working time, working from home, telecommuting and working in batches. (Source: Shenzhen Headquarters for COVID-19 Prevention and Control)

5. Shenzhen Education Bureau orders schools not to open until the epidemic is over. Guangdong Provincial Education Department has issued Notice regarding Online Education Arrangements, which clarifies that all primary and middle schools in the province shall conduct online education starting from March 2 and that students shall not return to school. The back-to-school date is subject to the epidemic prevention and control, and will be announced to society after scientific research and judgement. According to Shenzhen Municipal Education Bureau, schools shall not open unless the epidemic is over. The safety and physical and mental health of faculty and students shall be the priority. (Source: Shenzhen Municipal Education Bureau)

6. Shenzhen has transferred over 30,000 cadres from municipal and district departments to support communities in epidemic prevention. Shenzhen, as the country’s largest immigrant city, has transferred over 30,000 cadres from municipal and district departments to safeguard the main battlefields of communities and residences. Among them, a guidance and service group that is made of 384 cadres from departments directly under Shenzhen municipality, has been dispatched to work full-time in 10 districts (new district), 74 subdistricts and Shenzhen-Shanwei Special Cooperation zone. (Source: Shenzhen Government Online)