The Shenzhen Municipal Health Commission has mobilized 400 medical workers and 15 testing technicians to assist the district in carrying out nucleic acid testing.
Luohu District has activated widespread nucleic acid testing of residents living in the surrounding areas of IBC Mall since Saturday, covering citizens residing in Dongxiao and Cuizhu subdistricts.
The city’s market supervision and regulation bureau has traced the source of frozen food sold on July 31, Aug. 1, and Aug. 2 at the Hema Fresh Supermarket Shuibei outlet, traced the buyers and conducted door-to-door COVID-19 testing and disinfection, said Li Zhong, chief of the bureau.
All 21 Hema Fresh Supermarket outlets in the city have been ordered to suspend business and halt online sales. Meanwhile, all supermarkets in Shenzhen have been urged to stop providing dine-in services within their business premises, said Li.
Luohu District has designated three key areas for epidemic prevention and control, including the Hema Fresh Supermarket Shuibei outlet, IBC Mall, and residential estates, office buildings and businesses around IBC Mall, according to Liu Zhiyong, head of the district.
It is expected that nucleic acid testing in these areas would be basically completed yesterday, Liu said.
Meanwhile, Shenzhen-based courier SF Express said that starting Saturday, it has stepped up efforts on epidemic prevention and control and has organized deliverymen working in some key areas to undergo nucleic acid testing in batches, on top of adopting normalized measures such as disinfection of venues and parcels, body temperature measurement, and mask wearing.