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This evolving page will be regularly updated with all the essential information relevant to member companies and their employees affected by the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak, including government alerts, links to news coverage, advice on how to manage your workplace, industry-specific information, and more. 


Report of the WHO-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation dashboard Click to see the map.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report – 128 Click

May 28, 2020 Sources: CNN, Repubblica, Worldometer, NBC, BBC Washingtonpost, NYTimes

Global spread:  More than 5.8 million cases of Covid-19 have been recorded worldwide, including at least 357,000 deaths . People recovered 2,514,938.
The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 213 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances.

Living with the virus: A WHO official said the novel coronavirus may never go away and may join the mix of viruses that kill people around the world every yea

China National Immigration Administration Announcement: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China National Immigration Administration Announcement on the Temporary Suspension of Entry by Foreign Nationals Holding Valid Chinese Visas or Residence Permit.

Progress in Asia:
South Korea Public health experts have regularly praised South Korea’s response to the global pandemic, which emphasized widespread testing and contact tracing in order to stop the virus spread. To date, 11,344 Covid-19 cases and 269 virus-related deaths have been confirmed, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. Dozens of people have contracted the virus at a logistics center near Seoul. Authorities in the country reported 79 new cases yesterday, the most in a single day since April 5.
Japan’s Health Ministry said 41 new coronavirus cases and nine Covid-19 related deaths were reported in the country on Wednesday.
China: Chinese authorities identified only two new novel coronavirus patients presenting symptoms on Wednesday, the country’s National Health Commission (NHC) said in a statement.

United States: At least 102,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the US, according to Johns Hopkins University’s tally of cases.
The total number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus 1,745,911

UK death toll:  is the second worst-hit country in the world in terms of deaths, behind the US. So far 37,460 people have died with coronavirus in UK The total number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus to 267,240 .

Spain: Mortality rates in Spain were 55% higher than usual between March 10 and May 10, the country’s top coronavirus health ministry official said Wednesday. However, only 27,118 of those additional deaths are linked to Covid-19. A “significant part” of the more than 43,000 deaths between March 10 and May 10 “cannot directly connect to Covid-19 yet,” cautioned Simón.

Italy:  Across Italy, at least 33,072 people have died from Covid-19. The total number of cases recorded in Italy, including deaths and recoveries, is now at least 231,139 .

Worry in India: The latest numbers raise the national total to 158,959 cases and 4,540 deaths, said the ministry.

Crisis in Brazil:  The Latin American country hasthe second-highest number of cases globally. Some experts say the toll could quintuple by August. Brazil identified more than 1,000 coronavirus-related deaths in a day, taking the national toll to 25,598. The country has reported a total of 411,821 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Chile‘s ministry of health on Wednesday reported 4,328 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the country’s total to 82,289. Health authorities also reported 35 additional deaths, bringing the country’s death toll to 841 as of Wednesday afternoon. 

Russia cases surge There have been  379,051 cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia so far and 4,142 deaths.

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Hong Kong ramps up epidemic-prevention measures to curb COVID-19 spread. Hong Kong will ban the entry of all non-Hong Kong residents arriving from overseas by flights.

China’s National Health Commission homepage (EN and CN)

National Immigration Administration (NIA) website (CN)

Q&A on current situation (EN/CN)

Public prevention advice (EN/CN)

Novel Coronavirus National and Local Policy Compilation (CN, PDF) 

[GAC] Notice on tax exemption for goods imported for disease control (CN)  国务院关税税则委员会关于防控新型冠状病毒感染的肺炎疫情进口物资不实施对美加征关税措施的通知  税委会〔2020〕6号

[MIIT] Leveraging AI to fight against the coronavirus epidemic (CN) 工信部倡议:充分发挥人工智能赋能效用、协力抗击疫情

[MIIT] Asking the ICT Industry to provide feedbacks on the the difficulties they are currently facing (CN) 工信部关于请软件和信息技术服务企业提供疫情防控期间存在困难和有关意见建议的函

[MOFCOM] Notice on actively expanding imports (CN) 商务部办公厅关于积极扩大进口应对新冠肺炎疫情有关工作的通知

[MOFCOM & NDRC] Securing the supply of Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) for logistics and transporation enterprises (CN) 商务部办公厅 国家发展改革委办公厅关于保障流通企业防护用品需要做好市场保供工作的通知

[MOFCOM] Supporting foreign trade enterprises to overcome challenges and reduce losses (CN) 商务部办公厅关于帮助外贸企业应对疫情克服困难减少损失的通知

[MOFCOM] Preparing commercial and trade enterprises to reopen (CN) 商务部办公厅关于组织做好商贸企业复工营业工作的通知

[MOCA] Guiding Opinions on the National Industry Associations and Chambers of Commerceto Further Improve the Prevention and Control of the Novel Coronavirus (CN) 民政部关于全国性行业协会商会进一步做好新型冠状病毒肺炎防控工作的指导意见

[MOF & SAT] Announcement No. 8, 9, 10, 11 on the Prevention and Control of the Novel Coronavirus (CN) 财政部 税务总局关于支持新型冠状病毒感染的肺炎疫情防控有关税收政策的公告


For school
All kinds of schools can’t reopen before the date of 24th February, and the real reopen day will be announced in the future based on the assessment of this epidemic outbreak in Hainan.
For the whole government document, please check the link below.
Source:http://edu.hainan.gov.cn/edu/0400/202002/b0d50822743e4ab6b0ab553ce08c4533.shtml (CN)

For back to office time
There is no a certain date to go back to the office regulated by Hainan government, it only suggest that if your work is required necessarily to go to office to do, companies have to take thorough preventions to protect your employees, every single employee has to report to the neighborhood committee which you belong to before going back to offices.
For the whole government document, please check the link below.
Source:http://www.hainan.gov.cn//hainan/szfbgtwj/202002/5818f41129b54ea9a42c8a4a6d4cfb97.shtml (CN)

For job stability amid outbreak
The government suggest companies to try their best to not fire employees amid this outbreak, but it is only advised, not mandated by the government document.
For the whole government document, please check the link below.
Source:http://www.hainan.gov.cn//hainan/szfwj/202002/56d6686674284e589c645f52598f7b2b.shtml (CN)

More government documents relating to COVID-19 in Hainan, Please check the link below.
Source:http://www.hainan.gov.cn/hainan/zwgk/zc.shtml (CN)

Stay alert to wear masks even if 3rd-level of emergency response(EN and CN)

Airlines companies start to reopen flights to/from Sanya


News about pets https://hcham.org/pets-can-get-covid-19-no-evidence/


China Daily blog 

Latest Travel Document News

Economic Analysis

BritCham China Policy Insights: Novel coronavirus hit economy hard, but industries will recover 

EIU: Coronavirus economic & business implications webinar 

EIU: Coronavirus: four scenarios for China’s economy 

Guardian: How coronavirus is affecting the global economy 

BBC: Coronavirus: The economic cost is rising in China and beyond 

FT: Global shares rally after China pledges tariff cuts on US goods


Suspending flight to China – Airline updates 

American Airlines (as of Feb 14

Delta Airlines (see here)

United Airlines (see here

Air Canada (as of Feb 14

Airlines that have cancelled all China Flights(as of Feb 14)

Tax and customs

KPMG: National and local taxation treatment policies to support epidemic control (CN) 
New policies applied to imported goods for the epidemic control (CN, PDF)
Managing China VAT issues effectively in turbulent times (EN and CN in PDF) 

Commercial facility management 

Cushman & Wakefield: The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Its Impact on China’s Commercial Real Estate and Countermeasures (CN, PDF) 

Supply chain management

Experts Advising on logistics and supply chain management under the current situation (CN) 

Oxford Economics: How global supply chains will feel coronavirus’ chill (PDF) 


Deloitte: HR policies research report under the coronavirus outbreak in China (EN) and (CN) (PDF)

Morgan Lewis: Responding to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus: An initial guide for multinational employers in the PRC

BCW: Insights on coronavirus and checklist for communicators in China (PDF) 

Junhe Law Firm: Administrative and criminal risks and protection of enterprises during the novel coronavirus outbreak (CN) 

Deloitte: 10 top challenges and priorities for companies in this difficult time (CN) 

Dezan Shira & Associates: As coronavirus hampers business activity, China seeks to ease financial pressure 

E&Y: 6 recommendations for companies to navigate the nCoV (CN) ; Be ready for the internet security as the remote working mode turned on (CN) How to adjust strategy to keep the labor cost under control (CN)  

Bain: Beyond the Coronavirus Crisis: Prepare Now 

The Conference Board: Managing Through the Coronavirus Crisis: Selected Ideas and Learnings for Asia’s HR Leaders (PDF) 

The Conference Board: Responding to the Coronavirus Crisis: Selected Ideas and Learnings for Asia’s Communications Leaders (PDF) 


World Health Organization Novel Coronavirus page

United Family: How to avoid bringing the virus into your home (PDF) 

United Family: Pneumonia of unknown origin and prevention (PDF) 

Rhodium Group: A five-stage framework for assessing the virus and China’s economy in 2020(PDF) 

The Conference Board: Coronavirus Crisis: Assessing Economic Impacts (PDF) 

Public Health England: Infection prevention and control guidance

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