Factbox: China's progress on business resumption

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-22 21:34:41|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Amid the further containment of COVID-19, China is forging ahead with business resumption. The following are the latest facts and figures:

-- A program jointly launched by the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development and Pinduoduo, one of the country's e-commerce giants, will host one hundred live online sales promotion activities for poverty relief purpose on Pinduoduo's platforms.

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, agricultural product sales were hard hit. Livestreaming is effective in boosting such sales and can help more people rise above poverty, said Hong Tianyun, deputy head of the leading group office.

-- Central China's Hubei Province has started the construction of an 800-bed medical and utility base for prevention, control and treatment of major epidemics in the future.

The base, designed for infectious disease treatment, is located at the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University in the provincial capital of Wuhan. It is expected to be built in three years.

The base will be a high-grade hospital for the public in normal times but serve for the centralized treatment of infectious diseases during major epidemics. Enditem