Shenzhen Government Online
Daily Briefing on Fighting against COVID-19 (March 16, 2020)
From: Foreign Affairs Office of Shenzhen Municipal People's Government
Updated: 2020-03-16 19:03

1. Shenzhen has removed all road traffic joint quarantine checkpoints for vehicles entering the city. In the face of the COVID-19 epidemic, Shenzhen started to inspect all vehicles entering the city from January 27. Shenzhen traffic police had been safeguarding every entrance to the city around the clock, working 24/7 in the 49 quarantine checkpoints all over the city, checking over 12 million vehicles and more than 20 million persons in the past 50 days. This served as the first line of defense in Shenzhen’s strict measures to prevent and control the epidemic. As the landscape of epidemic prevention and control evolves, from March 15 on, Shenzhen has officially removed all road traffic quarantine checkpoints. (Source: Traffic Police Bureau of Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau)

2. Shenzhen Gas has launched policies to support enterprises with automatic gas fee cuts and exemptions that do not need to be applied for. Shenzhen Gas has introduced a series of policies to support enterprises during the COVID-19 epidemic. Hotels and catering businesses in Shenzhen can enjoy a 30% discount on their pipeline natural gas bills for February and March this year. This deduction will be made automatically in the IT system of Shenzhen Gas and enterprises do not need to file for applications. This policy will benefit around 9,000 enterprises and provide strong support to business customers in coping with production and operation difficulties brought by the epidemic. (Source: sz.gov.cn)

3. Shenzhen enterprises have taken the initiative to switch production and contribute "Shenzhen Power" to fighting against COVID-19. The sudden outbreak of the epidemic has affected many enterprises in Shenzhen. However, there have been a number of them that have not waited passively or relied on others for help, instead, have taken the initiative to switch production during the epidemic, and contributed "Shenzhen Power" to fighting against COVID-19 through proactive self-rescue. While standing on their own feet, these enterprises have also demonstrated flexibility and social responsibility. For example, Bennis, a clothing company in Longhua District had switched to the production of protective suits, while software company Xunlei Ltd. participated in the fight against the epidemic through the block chain technology. (Source: sznews.com)

4. Shenzhen continues to increase the delivery of 15 million face masks. On March 15, the signing ceremony of the "Cooperation Agreement on Delivering 15 Million Face Masks to the Market for Meeting the Public Needs" was held at the Shenzhen Municipal Market Supervision and Regulation Bureau. Upon reaching consensus after negotiations, BYD had joined hands with six other enterprises, namely, China Resources Vanguard, Guoda Drugstore, China Nepstar, Naber Medicine, Dingdang Kuaiyao, and China Associate Pharmacy, to continuously deliver 15 million face masks in Shenzhen from March 16 to March 31, 2020, so as to better meet Shenzhen citizens’ demand for face masks. (Source: sznews.com)

5. Xinwen Lianbo (Daily News Programme of China Central Television) covered Shenzhen's "Reassurance Campaigns". Since February, Shenzhen has continued to carry out reassurance campaigns in Wuhan, Hubei Province, through programs such as reassuring audio books and letters from home, thus providing a series of psychological counseling services for the frontline medical staff during the fight against the epidemic in Wuhan. "Reassurance Campaigns" is a psychological counseling program initiated by the Organization Department of the CPC Shenzhen Municipal Committee after the outbreak of COVID-19 epidemic, which aims to offer psychological assistance to the general public, the medical staff and other people fighting on the frontline during the epidemic. (Source: sznews.com)




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