The Chinese Government and People Go All Out to Save Wuhan
Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, and a megacity with a population of over ten million, has been in shock after a sudden outbreak of an infectious disease crisis. So far, it has been struggling to fight back the novel coronavirus. The closure of the city caused Wuhan to fall into chaos, but after the initial turmoil, most of the citizens, whether healthy or infected with the virus, gradually calmed down, while some other people became hopeless. In the past few weeks, Wuhan witnessed difficult times, during which doctors and nurses, as well as many citizens, were fighting the epidemic for the sake of their professional ethics and to save their loved ones.
In this crisis, the Chinese government has made every effort to make up for the huge losses that have been caused. At the same time, private forces have contributed more. With the joint efforts of all parties, this crisis is expected to ease in the near future, and Wuhan will soon return to normal order.
Financial Sector Wages War Against Epidemic
On February 10, 2020, as the novel coronavirus epidemic continued, Beijing ushered in the day of resumption of work. Beijing’s Financial Street, which used to be busy and crowded, has become extremely sluggish. A sudden outbreak of coronavirus crisis has broken the original working rhythm of the financial system. Behind the depression in Financial Street is an invisible “war against epidemic” and it will be a protracted one. Because the impact of the epidemic on the economy has not yet been fully demonstrated, even if the epidemic is over and the economy returns to normal, the financial market still faces challenges.
Liu Guoqiang, vice governor of the People’s Bank of China, said that under the guidance of the Financial Stability and Development Committee, the People’s Bank of China will take the fight against epidemic prevention and control as the top priority of its current work schedule. Financial support for epidemic prevention and control mainly reflects two goals: one is to support companies that produce medical supplies and daily necessities; the second is to help small and medium-sized enterprises and private enterprises to fight the epidemic, overcome difficulties, orderly resume production, and help the economic system to restore its operating rhythm.
Employees Try to Resume Their Work Against All Odds
Under the epidemic of novel coronavirus, everyone’s life has been changed, even people living in Beijing, thousands of miles away from Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak. On February 10th, some enterprises in Beijing resumed their business. Most of the employees and some government workers worked remotely from home.
Some citizens have found that in their workplaces, the prevention and control measures of the epidemic are still very strict. In some cases, entering the buildings requires a pass and identification, registration at the door, temperature measurement are required everywhere, and people are asked to wear face masks at all times. After the epidemic controls were escalated, some migrant workers who had left Beijing and returned to their hometowns faced village closures and roads are barred and could not return to Beijing.
Delivery Men Support Wuhan
After the novel coronavirus epidemic spread in Wuhan, the whole city began to become sensitive to body temperature. Some people called out the couriers from the streets, alleys, and community outlets from time to time to ask to check their temperature. In the area of the novel coronavirus epidemic center, it is much harder for the busy delivery men than usual to see others on the street.
Since January 23, Wuhan has “closed the city” to fight the epidemic. Public transportation in the city has been suspended and the community has been literally closed to outsiders. Logistics have become indispensable in Wuhan. The hospital sent out a call for help when supplies were scarce; residents in Wuhan, who lived in isolation, placed orders from the Internet to buy and store some food and kitchen supplies. The workload of the courier has increased significantly. In addition, when many products are unavailable in offline stores, people find that these can still be purchased online. Even if the delivery time is prolonged in some areas, consumers are very thankful. Therefore, the courier received a lot of praise from consumers.