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EPA Strengthens Public Area Disinfection Work during Labor Day Weekend

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During the Labor Day weekend, the EPA worked with local governments and mobilized the disinfection task force to its full capacity. From 29 April to 4 May 2020, a total of 1,550 public areas had been disinfected, including 320 transit stations, 550 commercial districts or other places that attract large crowds, and 680 parks or popular attraction sites. Local governments adjusted the disinfection frequency based on the number of visiting people to avoid affecting business operations. The EPA also urged the public to take personal health measures to protect themselves from the coronavirus during the holiday.

The disinfection task force consists of 3,000 sanitation personnel dispatched from local environmental bureaus, and has disinfected a total of 16,000 public places since it was established on 25 March 2020. During the Tomb Sweeping Festival holiday, the task force disinfected nearly 1,000 public places, among which 11 were popular sightseeing attractions that the Central Epidemic Command Center alerted about and were disinfected within two days.

Excerpt from Environmental Policy Monthly, 23 (5)

Ministry of Environment