Nanyang Municipal Command Office for Epidemic Prevention and Control of the Novel Coronavirus-Infected Pneumonia （“NYMEPC Command”)
Notice on Prohibiting the Internet Dissemination of Videos and Photos of Enforcement of Epidemic Prevention and Control (“EPC”) Duties and Regulations
To: EPC Commands of All the Counties and Districts Affiliated to Nanyang City, Constituent Units of the NYMEPC Command
Recently, there have been a number of online uproars about the conflicts between the personnel enforcing EPC duties and regulations (“enforcers”) and their enforcees in the city. As per our investigation, part of the videos were shot by the enforcers for the purpose of educating and deterring the enforees but some of these videos, after spreading on the internet, have been misinterpreted out of the original context and drawn much public attention and criticism, thus causing adverse social impacts.
It is necessary to record videos of the law enforcement processes in daily work and keep them as useful data whereas uploading them to WeChat groups and friend circles not only leads to leakage of information but also is like to stimulate dissemination and stir up malicious sensationalism. To secure overall control of the public opinions in the city and maintain a positive image of the city to the outside world, all the EPC personnel of the city are hereby required to enhance their awareness of the risks related to public opinions and are forbidden without exception to spread the said videos on the internet. Anyone who violates this provision and thereby causes harmful consequence(s) will be strictly investigated for accountability by the MEPC Command.
Nanyang Municipal Command Office for Epidemic Prevention and Control of the Novel Coronavirus-Infected Pneumonia
04 March 2020