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COVID-19

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. 

DAILY UPDATE

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

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report – 66, Click

March 27, 2020 Sources: CNN, Repubblica, Worldometer, CBSnews, BBC

Coronavirus updates: World Health Organization says “the pandemic is accelerating”

At least 533,029 people have contracted the novel coronavirus and over 24,096 have died. People recovered 124,394 . The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 199 countries and territories around the world.

Global lockdowns: Nearly a third of the world’s population are living under coronavirus-related restrictions

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 Permits

Mainland China: The country’s National Health Commission reported 67 new imported coronavirus cases yesterday, but no new locally transmitted ones. The rate of new infections within the country has slowed significantly.
Numbers in mainland China as of the end of yesterday81,285 confirmed, 3,287 deaths, 74,051 recovered and discharged from hospital.

U.S. has most cases in world after passing China: There are now more than 85,000 cases in America and nearly 1,300 deaths.

Italy: The total number of cases there reached 80.589, a total of 8.215 deaths.

Infection cases in Iran reported 29,406 , while Spain reported the third-most cases outside China with 57,786.
Germany reported 43,938.

UK: The death toll has risen to 578, health officials have confirmed, with 11,658 confirmed cases. The number of coronavirus deaths in the UK has jumped by more than 100 in a day for the first time.

India has recorded 724 cases so far and 17 deaths.

There have been  840  cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia so far and 3 death.

New Zealand: Authorities confirmed 73 new coronavirus patients and identified five more probable cases 

Olympics in doubt: Canada is the first country to announce it won’t send a team to this year’s Tokyo Olympics. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said postponing the Games is a possibility.

Which countries have travel bans? See the full list

China: Foreign airlines limited to one flight per week starting Sunday. Chindadaily

United States: US-Canada border crossing limits are expected. Travel from the UK and Ireland suspended as well as the 26 countries in Europe’s the Schengen Area free movement zone. Travelers from China and Iran in the last 14 days are also not allowed to enter.

Australia: Australia requires “all people” arriving in the country to self-quarantine for 14 days. Travelers who have been in China, Iran, South Korea or Italy in the last 14 days are not allowed to enter or transit for 14 days.

Cambodia: A ban onforeign nationals arriving from Italy, Germany, Spain, France and the US for 30 days from March 17.

Canada: Entry is denied to people who are not Canadian citizens, US citizens or permanent residents. US-Canada border crossing limits are expected.

Cape Verde: From March 17 a three-week suspension of all incoming flights from Portugal and all EU countries affected by the pandemic, and from the US, Brazil, Senegal and Nigeria.

China: All international arrivals to Beijing must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated facilities and at their own cost. Arrivals from Iran, Italy, Japan or Korea and traveling to Beijing, Guangzhou or Shanghai are subject to quarantine for 14 days. Shanghai has listed 12 countries from which arriving travelers will be quarantined for 14 days.

CHINESE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION, UPDATES, AND ALERTS

National 

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

Hainan

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

COVID19 and PETS

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

UPDATED NEWS COVERAGE

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

INDUSTRY SPECIFIC INFORMATION

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) 

GUIDANCE AND BEST PRACTICES

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) 

OTHER LINKS

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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