Sanitation priority as city resumes work

Ding Yining
Measures are put in place at office buildings and other public spaces to prevent the spread of the coronavirus epidemic as Shanghai gets back to work after the holiday.  
Ding Yining
Sanitation priority as city resumes work
Ti Gong

Sanitation work is carried out at a Carrefour outlet in Shanghai. 

Measures are in place to ensure sanitary conditions at offices and public spaces with most companies in the city resuming work on Monday.

Fosun Technology Park in Xuhui District has set up double checkpoints at its entrance and the central heating system has been turned off. 

No more than three people are allowed in elevators at any one time and staff at sixth floor level or below are being advised to use the stairs. There are designated reception points for food deliveries.

Sterilization will be conducted every two hours in public areas and elevators will be sanitized every half an hour. 

Carrefour China said sanitation is carried out every three hours at outlets and hand gel is provided at each entrance for customers. 

Shoppers need to have their temperature checked when they enter the supermarket and are also reminded to keep one meter apart when they line up at the cashier. 

Sterilization will be more frequent for elevators, stairways and items for public use such as shopping carts.   

More companies are using online platforms and digital services for meetings and daily communication. 

Suning said its remote working software supports group discussions with a maximum of 1,500 members and over 280,000 employees are using the system. It also has employees fill out online forms about their health. 

WeChat's enterprise version said its traffic surged 10 times on Monday as online meeting functions are in huge demand. 

Some functions such as video conferencing with maximum of 300 members will remain free of charge till March 1. 

Alipay said an online payment function for gas bills has been introduced at a dozen PetroChina and Sinopec gas stations in Shanghai where vehicle owners can avoid face to face contact with staff. 

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