China get back to work as zero deaths of COVID-19 was recorded after two days. The reopen has brought back the to the street as traffic reappeared on Beijing’s streets China. As reported, Chinese-owned companies began enforcing in early March in an effort to kick the economy back into gear.
Officially, government data shows attendance levels for the capital’s large-scale enterprises have returned to 99.9 percent and traffic jams have returned to the ring roads- Ajazeera headlines reports.
However, social media anecdotes abound of people lying on attendance forms, or in some cases even keeping devices running at empty desks, to prevent bosses from discovering that some offices are not operating to the level before the outbreak.
But even as people return to work it is not easy for them to resume their former routines.
“Friends have described being in Beijing right now as feeling like the night before a storm is going to hit,” said Krish Raghav, who works for a local brewery. “Everything’s open, but it all feels a little off.”
Ruth Jiao, who works in marketing for an international tech company, has begun socialising again, but not in the same way as she did before.
China get back to work
“I wouldn’t meet friends I haven’t seen in a long time, because I don’t know who they’ve seen,” she said. “And I don’t want to put people in a weird position of having to reject my invitation if they don’t feel comfortable.”
China has just released its latest coronavirus update. Zero deaths for second day.
The National Health Commission says there were no deaths reported on the mainland on April 19, the second consecutive day.
It also reported 12 new cases of coronavirus – eight of them imported – as well as 49 new asymptomatic cases.
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) April 20, 2020
China adopt new rules in the new phase
Daily life is now accompanied by new restrictions and small inconveniences, most of which have been welcomed as an indication that the crisis is being properly managed.
Masks are mandatory – those who attempt to leave their homes without one can expect to be reminded not only by local security guards, but by other residents.
A citywide system of communal surveillance and tracking is conducted by the lowest level of government: neighbourhood committees. Members now guard the entrances of apartment complexes and in some cases entire streets, taking temperatures via hand-held machines.
Many venues also require visitors to log identification details. In the case of a new infection, these logs will be used to track everyone who might have crossed paths with the carrier.
Some shopping centres and office buildings use more high-tech methods of tracking, including facial-recognition temperature scanners and mobile phone data-linked QR codes that confirm whether a person has been in Beijing for more than two weeks.