Coronavirus News 2019-nCoV pneumonia on February 3, 2020 in Sanya, Hainan and China: taxis work, trains stopped

The Hainan Provincial Health Committee, China, reported that on February 3, 2020, in Hainan, China, 72 confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV pneumonia coronavirus, 1 death and 4 cases of recovery, were recorded (for statistics of cases, see the online map of the distribution of coronavirus 2019- nCoV pneumonia in Hainan, which is at the beginning of any article on the site).   


On February 3, 2020, 17341 confirmed cases of coronavirus 2019-nCoV pneumonia, 361 deaths, and 524 cases of recovery were detected throughout China.


Hainan Provincial Department of Transportation has issued a Notice of How to Do Taxi Work Well. Transportation services during the prevention and control of epidemics ”, requiring that the municipal and county transport bureaus, provincial road transport bureaus and provincial road transport associations take measures to properly direct taxi companies, companies serving platforms for drivers, as well as drivers, to provide their own protection and control during the prevention and control of pneumonia outbreaks caused by a new coronavirus infection. Vehicle disinfection work promotes non-stop operations and uses real action to protect citizens' basic travel needs.


The Notice stated that at a critical time for the whole society to fight the epidemic, taxi companies and drivers should work together to share responsibilities, promote uninterrupted and non-stop operations, and use practical actions to protect citizens' basic travel needs.


Taxis must equip each driver with a mask and equip the car with aerosol cans, a disinfectant (medical alcohol, a chlorine-based disinfectant, a peroxide-based disinfectant) and other protective equipment. Rental cars completely disinfected at least twice a day, and during operation, internal ventilation is maintained. Drivers must wear masks to take up their posts. Before starting their posts, they must pass a test for body temperature. People with abnormal body temperature should take the initiative to inform their companies and stop working. At the same time, passengers are advised to wear masks, while drivers, who do not wear masks may not provide services.


The regional transport department requires that municipal and district transport departments tighten control and inspection, strictly forbid Car rental platform companies via the Internet should send orders to vehicles and personnel that have not received operational qualifications and have severely investigated and punished various types of illegal activities, such as illegal taxi operations. During the period of the prevention of epidemics and the fight against them, the private business of the province related to the passage of cars was completely stopped.


From February 3 to 29, 2020, train routes on the high-speed railway on Hainan Island were stopped, except for the following routes:


 C7454, C7460, C7466, C7302, C7318, C7330 and C7346, C7311, C7323 and C7337, C7452, C7458, C7464, C7350, C7351.


Citizens of Belarus and China who have a residence permit in Russia will be sent to quarantine at the entrance to the country through checkpoints where communication was restricted. On Friday, January 31, said Deputy Prime Minister, head of the Operational Headquarters to prevent the importation and spread of new coronavirus infection in Russia Tatyana Golikova.


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