Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism

Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism Comprehensively Carries out the Prevention and Control Work to Strictly Prevent People from Gathering in Cultural and Tourism Venues

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During the Spring Festival holiday, in accordance with the spirit of Zhejiang Provincial 2019-nCoV Pneumonia outbreak Prevention and Control Work Leading Group Meeting and the requirements of the Notice of the General Office of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the General Office of the State Administration of Cultural Relics on Doing a Good Job in the Prevention and Control Work of 219-nCoV Pneumonia outbreak, Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism has further enhanced its political standing, taking the prevention and control of 2019-nCoV Pneumonia outbreak as an important political task in the current culture and tourism work, and with the thinking of fighting a protracted war and on the foundation of functions, has further implemented all work in detail and in depth.

 

The first is to strengthen the leadership of organizations. On January 22, on the foundation of establishing the leading group of 2019-nCoV Pneumonia outbreak prevention and control work headed by Chu Ziyu, party secretary and the director of Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, on January 27, four more work groups were set up, which are the integrated group, the coordination group, the publicity group and the logistic group to adjustment the strength of additional personnel, clarify work responsibilities and the division of responsibilities, and strengthen the overall coordination of the prevention and control work of the 2019-nCoV Pneumonia outbreak. From January 28 to 30, Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism sent eleven work groups and led by the leaders of the department, they visited different cities and districts to investigate and supervise the prevention and control work of the 2019-nCoV pneumonia of the cultural and tourism system, paid a visit to and greeted the people who were working at the front line of the prevention and control work, went on a field trip to check the closure situation of public culture venues, A-level scenic areas, internet bars, entertainment venues and the implementation of the prevention and control measures in star-rated hotels, visited travel companies, held a formal discussion on complaints and disputes resulted from the suspension of outbound travel due to the 2019-cNoV pneumonia and listened to the advice from all areas about the prevention and control work of the epidemic.

 

The second is to strengthen prevention and control measures. 6683 public gathering activities in the provincial culture and tourism fields, 1814 performances by culture and art troupes, 1400 business performances were paused; 7589 public culture venues like libraries, museums, art galleries, intangible culture museums, theaters, concert halls, etc. were all temporarily closed; 4974 internet bars, 4090 entertainment venues, 821 A-level scenic areas in the province were temporarily closed; group travel and “flight ticket + hotel” products by travel companies were paused; all tourism activities to Wuhan area were suspended; since 15:00 on January 26, all travel agencies’ outbound group trips have been suspended; star-rated hotels were urged to closely monitor tourists’ situation and strengthen overall control. Currently, there still are 13,514 Zhejiang people overseas. 

 

The third is to improve various regulations of prevention and control. A special person shall be appointed to be responsible for the prevention and control of the epidemic in the cultural and tourism fields. Since January 22, the province’s culture and tourism system has implemented an epidemic prevention and control day report and zero report system. Each district and city reports to the department about previous day’s epidemic prevention and control updates (including counties (cities, districts) under its jurisdiction), which will then be reported collectively by the department to the Office of the Leading Group for the Prevention and Control Work of 2019-nCoV pneumonia and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The culture and tourism departments at all levels have formulated epidemic prevention and control plans, and established and improved mechanisms for internal communication and notification of epidemic information. Strengthen communication with local health departments and implement epidemic prevention and control measures in accordance with prescribed procedures and requirements. As of 14:00 on January 30, the province has dispatched a total of 22,351 inspections, inspected 22,102 cultural and tourist sites, and handled 1,779 tourism complaints mainly of refund disputes due to the suspension of travel itineraries because of the 2019-nCoV pneumonia outbreak.