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Coronavirus: China transports 84,000 workers by train for resumption of production

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China has transported  84,000 workers by special trains to resume work and production amid the coronavirus outbreak since the first such train began operation on Feb. 16


 

According to the country’s Ministry of Public Security, railway police around the country have worked to ensure safe and smooth operations, involving 81 special trains.

 

The ministry has also issued a document requiring strengthened monitoring of passenger flow as well as measures to keep certain distances between passengers and prevent the gathering of crowds.

 

“Railway police at the main destinations of the special trains, including Beijing, Shanghai and the coastal provinces of Guangdong and Zhejiang, have stepped up efforts to prevent epidemic inflow.

 

“They did this by checking arrivals’ body temperatures and health conditions,’’ the ministry said.

 

The ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease started in December 2019 and is caused by a novel coronavirus now called severe acute respiratory syndrome.

It was first identified in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei, China.

The coronavirus outbreak has reached at least 44 countries, the virus is on every continent but Antarctica, with more new cases now being reported outside China than within it.

 

The coronavirus infection is primarily through human-to-human transmission via respiratory droplets that people cough, sneeze or exhale.

 

The incubation period is typically between two to 14 days and symptoms may include fever, cough and shortness of breath.

Edited By: Joseph Edeh/Ijeoma Popoola

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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