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Daily Briefing on Fighting against Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia(February 19, 2020)

Source: Foreign Affairs Office of Shenzhen Municipal People's Government

Updated: 2020-02-19

1. Wang Weizhong, Secretary of the CPC Shenzhen Municipal Committee, stressed that Shenzhen should strive for dual-victory in epidemic prevention and control as well as social-economic development. On February 18, Wang Weizhong, Secretary of the CPC Shenzhen Municipal Committee presided over a meeting of the Standing Committee of the CPC Shenzhen Municipal Committee and the Municipal Leadership Group (Headquarters) for the Prevention and Control of NCP. The meeting emphasized that Shenzhen should seize the major historical opportunity brought about by “dual drivers” of the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the Pilot Demonstration Area for Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, shoulder the responsibility of a “pioneering role model”, and take the lead to emerge from the impact of the epidemic. Shenzhen should resort to all means in lowering the impact of the epidemic on economic and social development, and strive to win both victories in epidemic prevention and control as well as economic and social development.(Source: SZTV)


2. Shenzhen Exit and Entry Administration has opened a special channel for application and a 24-hour hotline for consultation during the epidemic period. To minimize the risk of gathering and contact, from February 17, the Exit and Entry Administration of Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau has introduced a special application channel during the epidemic prevention and control period for foreigners to apply for 14 types of documents in 4 major categories covering work and family members’ residents permit extension, etc. in a completely contact-less manner. A 24-hour consultation hotline with the number 0755-84465490 has also been opened. On top of providing consultations to the Chinese and foreigners on the policies of applying for exit and entry documents, this hotline offers two additional services: taking telephone application appointment for people who meet the requirements to apply via the special channel and responding to epidemic-related help requests for foreigners who have been stranded in Shenzhen. (Source: Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau)


3. The Macao SAR Government will implement new control measures for workers entering from the mainland since February 20. The Macao Special Administrative Region Government announced that, starting from 00:00 on February 20, the Chinese and foreign nationals holding Macao-issued "Identity Certification for Non-local Employees (including workers from the mainland) who have stayed in the mainland 14 days prior to entering Macao are subject to medical observation at designated locations in Zhuhai for 14 days. They are allowed to enter Macao after obtaining a medical certificate issued by the health authorities of Zhuhai, declaring them free of the NCP. (Source: National Immigration Administration)


4. Shopping malls, supermarkets and restaurants among other enterprises have taken "hard-core" epidemic prevention measures. As a large retailing company in the country, RAINBOW has adopted dual prevention and control on both of its stores and employees. In order to safeguard people's livelihood and increase the frequency of fresh products delivery, logistics and delivery have been working around the clock 24 hours a day to ensure adequate supply. Precaution measures are taken by SUNING and Carrefour both online and offline. Customers’ orders are accepted within a radius of 3 kilometers of all Carrefour stores with all kinds of materials and supplies delivered within one hour. Catering businesses such as fast-food chain McDonald's have also adopted delivery without contact to ensure safety at food collection. (Source: sznews.com)

深圳商超、餐饮等企业推出“硬核” 防疫措施:作为全国大型的零售商家,天虹采取门店、员工双防控。为保障民生,增加生鲜供应配送频次,物流配送24小时不停歇,确保充足供应。苏宁和家乐福线上、线下齐防范,顾客在家乐福门店3公里范围内下单,全品类物资1小时送达。快餐麦当劳等餐饮企业也采用了无接触配送、保障取餐安全。【来源:深圳新闻网】

5. Shenzhen Municipal Housing and Construction Bureau has provided full support to the resumption of production, with 43 projects under construction in Shenzhen resuming operation. According to the statistics of the Municipal Housing and Construction Bureau, as of 24:00 February 17, 43 projects under construction in the city had resumed work, with 8294 people returning to work, and no abnormality in body temperature, suspected or confirmed cases detected among them. In terms of key projects, the Municipal Housing and Construction Bureau has reviewed and given priority to resuming projects in such fields as epidemic prevention and control, emergencies and disasters relief, urban operation, basic people's livelihood as well as major activities, and the resumption of key projects will also be further expedited. (Source: Shenzhen Municipal Housing and Construction Bureau)


6. Shenzhen has released a list of 79 catering businesses with delivery services. In order to ensure the safety of collective dining upon the resumption of work, Shenzhen Municipal Market Supervision and Regulation Bureau has currently coordinated 79 catering enterprises, providing meals with safe ordering channels to entities such as government departments, enterprises, public institutions and social organizations with collective dining needs in Shenzhen. Families or individuals are not eligible to these channels. Entities shall call Shenzhen Cuisine Association with the number of serving needed in advance to place the order. (Source: Shenzhen Municipal Market Supervision and Regulation Bureau)


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