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State ministries develop plans to cope with coronavirus

Baku, January 24, AZERTAC

As increasingly more cases of the new coronavirus are diagnosed, one ministry after another has adopted special policies to cope with the new situation, according to chinadaily.com.cn.

On Friday, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced via its official micro blog account that it had already arranged 10,000 sets of protective clothing plus 50,000 sets of gloves to be transferred to Wuhan. Also, all agencies under its management are mobilized and relevant enterprises will resume production.

The Ministry of Transport stressed again on Friday that public transport vehicles and sites, including cars and trains, stations and harbors, must be kept well ventilated and sterilized, while all passengers must pass body temperature tests. Timely and accurate transport of virus-fighting staff, necessary medicine and medical devices, samples and patients must be ensured.

The Ministry of Finance makes clear on its website that if any medical staff becomes infected by the new coronavirus while performing his or her duty, that the illness should be considered an industrial injury and medical staff should have access to industrial injury insurance treatment. Those who do not have any industrial injury insurance will be subsidized by the organizations they serve.

The Ministry of Ecology and Environment issued a notice requiring provincial-level ecological and environmental departments to establish emergency mechanisms to coordinate handling medical waste. The organizations that deal with medical waste should take disposing of medical waste produced in fighting the new coronavirus as a priority.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China issued an emergency notice to the whole industry, requiring Hubei Airport Group to advise all related airlines to cut flights to Wuhan city, while all related airlines need to make plans to cut flights to Wuhan. More detailed, profound jobs must be done to fight the new coronavirus.

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