Published on : Friday, January 29, 2021
The shocking rise in new cases of COVID-19 infections in China has encouraged renewed calls for intensifying anti-pandemic steps like wearing face masks, maintaining social distancing and keeping away from big gatherings. The central and local governments in China have by now requested commoners to stay where they work during the Spring Festival holiday. This would help to reduce the risks of infection.
On the service industry, the pandemic affected hugely. As the novel coronavirus keeps on mutating, this is the right time to evaluate the relationship between epidemic prevention and control and industrial development.
At tourist attractions, the local governments have to maintain the quota－or restrictive or limited entry－policy during vacations. Preemptive measures like measuring the temperature of the visitors, not allowing unnecessary gatherings and wearing face masks for all travelers is a must and maintain social distancing in public should be mandatory.
The prevention and control measures should be made even more intensified with improved supervision mainly due to the fact that virus threat may not subside in the coming days totally. The authorities, commercial establishments and consumers have to understand as well as cooperate with each other to maintain safety while boosting consumption and facilitating service industry development. Also, it is significant to adopt anti-pandemic steps as per local conditions to cut the virus transmission chain.
The central and local governments have taken on numerous strategies to help the service industry after COVID outbreak. At the present moment, they need to assess and adjust those strategies to meet the new demands of epidemic prevention and control.
It is significant to get attentive to the many new challenges that COVID has given rise to. For instances, the epidemic has affected the mental health and quality of life of people which means many require regular counseling and other medical help.