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China vows efforts to bring trade firms back on track orderly

(Xinhua)    09:13, February 24, 2020

BEIJING, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- China will push for the trade firms to orderly resume work and production on the premise of ensuring the safety amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Local commerce departments should tap into the efficient supply network of daily necessities across nine provinces to secure the supply in Hubei Province, as well as its capital city Wuhan, according to a circular released by the Ministry of Commerce (MOC).

Efforts should be made to ensure key daily necessities supply such as vegetables, meat, eggs, dairy products, rice, flour, edible oil and instant food, the circular said.

It also called for innovative shopping methods in which daily necessities will be purchased by communities and delivered to residents without physical contact in hardest-hit regions.

For high-risk regions including Beijing, Shanghai and provinces of Guangdong, Henan, Zhejiang, Hunan, Anhui and Jiangxi, local authorities should first urge enterprises producing daily necessities to resume work, the circular said.

Approval procedures for resumption of work will be streamlined to crank up the economic engines and epidemic prevention supplies should go to workers at the frontline, it stressed.

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