Conflicting instructions from local government on work resumption

Author: Ying

8:33 am, March 11, Qianjiang Municipal People’s Government Office in Hubei Province published an announcement (No.26).

Announcement 26 refers to local measures to adjust the city’s traffic control, personnel management, and resumption of production. It especially called out the local government to promote work and production resumption as soon as possible.

Here is a summary of key points:

1. Traffic Control – Remove traffic control points in the city except for those in highways, state roads, provincial roads and rural roads connecting to the city from 10:00 am on March 11. And from 8:00 am on March 12, rural passenger transport, bus passenger transport, rental passenger transport, and ferry terminals (except inter-city ferries) will be gradually restored.

2. Personnel control – Residents must apply for a pass to leave the residential areas and are required to wear masks, monitor temperature and cooperate with community (village) management. And the local government continues to monitor the situation of discharged cases, suspected cases, and asymptomatic infections.

3. Resume work and production – the government promotes companies to resume production as soon as possible. And it starts to organize agriculture production. The service industry will be allowed to resume business gradually.

Ironically, at 10:32 am on March 11(two hours later), Qianjiang Municipal People’s Government Office in Hubei Province public announced that the previous announcement (No.26) made 2 hours ago was canceled. Qianjiang continued to implement strict traffic control and personnel control.

How can we interpret the conflicting and confusing messages from the QianJiang government on production resumption? Probably we can get insights from Mr. Miles Kwok – No.1 whistle-blower against the Chinese Communist Party. Internally, the Chinese Communist Party leaders are fighting violently. The cancellation of announcement no.26 within 2 hours may be evidence of the argument.


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Mar. 11, 2020