With the new wave of COVID-19 spreading across the country, multiple bars and entertainment venues have been ordered to temporarily suspend operations in Shenzhen. Establishments with a restaurant license remain open.
Shenzhen News Network reported that the COVID-19 prevention control headquarters of Bao’an District issued the following notice on August 7. Here it is translated below:
“The current COVID-19 situation abroad is severe and complicated, and local clusters of epidemics triggered by imported cases have occurred in many provinces and cities in China. In order to resolutely and effectively block the spread of the epidemic and protect the health and safety of the general public, combined with the actual situation of Bao’an District’s epidemic prevention and control work, the relevant measures to further strengthen the prevention and control of the epidemic in Bao’an District are hereby announced as follows:
1. From now on, the entire district’s chess and card rooms, mahjong rooms, singing and dancing entertainment venues (KTV) and other indoor closed business places will be closed. The opening hours will be notified separately.
2. Hotels, restaurants, scenic spots, cinemas, libraries, museums and other densely populated places strictly implement work measures such as limit, appointment, and peak shifting. All entering personnel shall take temperature measurements, check health codes and wear masks.
3. In accordance with the principle of ‘non-essential and non-hosting,’ strictly control the holding of various large-scale events, reduce the number and scale of various activities and the organizer will effectively perform the main responsibility of epidemic prevention and control.
4. Regulatory departments of commerce, public security, market supervision, culture, broadcasting, tourism and sports, as well as subordinate neighborhoods in accordance with their duties, strengthen supervision and inspection work, supervise the implementation of epidemic prevention and control policies and promptly correct behaviors that violate prevention and control policies.
This notice will be implemented from the date of issuance, and the above control measures will be dynamically adjusted based on the results of the epidemic risk assessment.”
As of August 9, the Shenzhen Health Commission has reported two imported cases from Indonesia, both of Chinese nationality.
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