Shenzhen should comprehensively improve the ability to prevent and control the epidemic in accordance with the law, and make every effort to promote the construction of a demonstration city for the rule of law. 

On February 26, Wang Weizhong, Secretary of the CPC Shenzhen Municipal Committee, presided over the second meeting of the Committee for Comprehensive Law-based Governance of the CPC Shenzhen Municipal Committee.

During the meeting, it was emphasized that Shenzhen should comprehensively improve the ability of epidemic prevention and control, as well as governance according to the law, integrate the thinking and methods of rule of law throughout the entire process of epidemic prevention and control, and provide a strong support of rule of law for the epidemic prevention and control. (Source: Shenzhen Release)

Shenzhen Mayor Chen Rugui stressed the need to continuously expand the supply of protective goods such as face masks. 

On February 25, Shenzhen Mayor Chen Rugui led a team to inspect the production frontline and supervise the production of medical protective goods. He emphasized that every effort should be made to expand the production capacities of medical protective goods such as face masks, so as to meet the needs of citizens, better protect their lives, and fully guarantee the epidemic prevention and control and enterprises’ resumption of work and production. (Source: Shenzhen Government Online)

65% of the COVID-19 patients in Shenzhen have been discharged from hospital, but experts reminded that the epidemic alarm has not been lifted. 

As of February 26, the total number of COVID-19 patients discharged from hospital in Shenzhen had reached 271. Experts from the Shenzhen Center for Disease Control and Prevention remind that adjusting the emergency response level does not mean the epidemic alarm has been lifted.

Citizens must follow the requirements of zoning and classification as well as targeted prevention and control measures. Follow the “three don’ts” of don’t visit relatives and friends, don’t gather and don’t dine together. Keep up with the “three dos” of wear face masks, wash hands frequently and keep the room well-ventilated. (Source: Shenzhen Release)

Shenzhen’s comprehensive ban on consumption of wildlife is now open to solicit public opinions. 

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19, the major risks posed on public health security by the trade and indiscriminate consumption of wildlife have aroused great public concern. The Standing Committee of the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Congress took the lead in legislating to ban the consumption of wildlife in an all-round manner, promulgating Regulations of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone on the Comprehensive Ban on Consuming Wildlife (Draft for Opinions). Dogs, snakes, frogs, soft-shelled turtles and other animals that are excluded from the edible list may be banned from being served on dining tables. (Source: Shenzhen Release)

Guidelines on resuming eat-in for the catering industries in Shenzhen have been issued, with a dining traceability system established in the prevention and control based on classification. 

On February 26, the COVID-19 Prevention and Control Headquarters of Shenzhen Municipality formulated and released the Guidelines on COVID-19 Prevention and Control and Resumption of Work and Production for Catering Businesses, providing guidance on whether to resume eat-in, and how to resume eat-in to ensure public dining safety.

Restaurants at high-risk level deemed by the classification of Shenzhen COVID-19 Prevention and Control Headquarters shall suspend eat-in services while those at medium-risk level may allow restricted eat-in, and those at low-risk level may promote off-peak dining by referring to prevention and control for medium-risk level businesses. (Source: COVID-19 Prevention and Control Headquarters of Shenzhen Municipality)

Some outpatient clinics in hospitals in Shenzhen have gradually re-opened. 

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic, major hospitals in Shenzhen have suspended the operation of some outpatient services, and diagnosis and treatment services provided by hospitals funded by non-governmental sectors have also been suspended accordingly.

Recently, some outpatient clinics in some public hospitals have gradually re-opened. However, outpatient services with high infection risk in major public hospitals, such as stomatology, otolaryngology, cosmetic medicine and gastrointestinal mucosal inspection are still suspended. (Source: