Wuhan's Epidemic War: Wuhan Is Ready

- Apr 07, 2020-

From the cold winter to the spring blossoms, the spread of the local Chinese epidemic with Wuhan as the main battlefield has been basically blocked. From 0:00 on April 8, Wuhan is about to lift the control measures for the separation from Han to Hubei, and restore external traffic in an orderly manner.

Wuhan, who was pressed by the new coronary pneumonia epidemic situation, will reopen the city gate and resume external traffic. Is Wuhan ready to move from city control to "restart"? Recently, reporters from China News Agency visited major transportation hubs in Wuhan and learned that the local preparations are ready.

After more than two months, I walked on the streets of Wuhan again. Although the bustling and bustling scene in the past was not fully restored, the number of passing vehicles and pedestrians increased significantly. Since March 25, Wuhan bus and subway have resumed operation. Up to now, Wuhan has resumed operation of 180 bus lines, and the average daily passenger volume of the subway is about 230,000 times.

On March 28, after 65 days of shutdown at the three major railway stations in Wuchang, Hankou, and Wuhan, the Wuhan passenger station business was officially resumed. According to statistics from the Wuhan Railway Department, there were more than 260 trains passing through and ending in Wuhan that day, and the number of passengers arriving in Han reached more than 60,000.

Prior to this, Wuhan's three major railway stations have carried out comprehensive in-depth killing of public places such as the waiting hall, the ground of the platform, the ticket gate, and various public facilities such as elevators and seats.

On the morning of the 7th, 63-year-old He Shengyang wished to buy a train ticket from Wuhan to Enshi the next day. "I came to Wuhan to visit my relatives many years ago, but I didn't expect to stay for so long at once," he told the China News Service reporter.

In the ticketing hall of Hankou Railway Station, a reporter from the China News Service saw that there were very few passengers who bought tickets on the spot, and only two ticket sales and refund windows were opened that day. At the entrance, the security gate and infrared temperature measurement equipment have been debugged; in the waiting hall, the seats are affixed with a separation sign to remind passengers not to gather.

Over the past 2 months, Xu Yan, who has seen no one in the waiting hall of the Dadai, has been working at Hankou Railway Station for more than 10 years. "I was very excited when I thought of the station tomorrow." Xu Yan said that he has lived in Wuhan since childhood and is full of feelings for the city and the station. He looks forward to seeing the endless crowd of people in Hankou Railway Station again.

On the storage line of the Wuhan EMU, hundreds of trains were parked neatly, waiting for a new start. It is understood that the EMU's daily maintenance and repair work has never been interrupted during the shutdown. In order to meet the launch, in addition to daily maintenance, the staff also carried out a comprehensive elimination of the train, replacing the filter screen and filter element of the cleaning and ventilation equipment.

While guaranteeing the smooth departure of the Hubei Medical Team from all over the country, Wuhan Tianhe International Airport also checked the service desk, check-in counter, security channel, waiting area, business area, and boarding in the T3 terminal on April 3 The gate, boarding bridges and public areas are all annihilated. On the 6th, reporters from the China News Service saw in the waiting hall that the prompts for "sit at intervals" and "keep an orderly queue at a distance of one meter" can be seen everywhere.

Ye Tao, director of the terminal area management department of Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, said that unlike the previous flight, after resuming flights, passengers must enter Hubei with the Hubei health code and green code, and no abnormality after body temperature detection. In addition, before boarding the flight, passengers must also complete a personal health status declaration.

According to the need for epidemic prevention and control, after the resumption of flights on the 8th, all self-service check-in equipment in the airport will be temporarily suspended, and all passengers will go through the manual counter to check in. According to Ye Tao, the airport is currently preparing a first-phase passenger boarding guide, covering entry and exit precautions, boarding knowledge, etc., to remind passengers to make preparations before travelling.

It is worth noting that, despite the opening of the Lihan Channel, Wuhan will continue to implement closed control management of the community. Luo Ping, deputy secretary of the Political and Legal Committee of the Wuhan Municipal Committee and the relevant person in charge of the community prevention and control group in the epidemic prevention and control headquarters of Wuhan City, said in an interview with the media that the release of the control of the Lihan Passage marks a new stage of epidemic prevention and control in Wuhan. From "pause" to full "restart".

"The opening of the city gate does not mean that all the alarms are lifted, nor does it mean that the epidemic prevention and control measures are relaxed." Luo Ping said that the current situation of epidemic prevention and control in Wuhan is still grim. Not going out.