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People in Tibet unite to fight epidemic

By: Zhou Tianyu, en.tibetol.cn
Updated: February 10, 2020

To help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, people from all walks of life in Tibet have united to fight the epidemic by donating money and needed materials to hard-hit regions.

 

 

Shannan Tibetan Medicine Hospital donates 2,000 Tibetan medicine sachets to Wuhan. [Photo provided by the Publicity Department of the Shannan Municipal Committee.]

 
Over the past years, Hubei province has provided aid and support to southeast Tibet’s Shannan city for its economic and social development. To help Wuhan fight the epidemic, Shannan Tibetan Medicine Hospital donated 2,000 Tibetan medicine sachets. The workers in Tibet Shenhou Medicine Company worked around the clock to produce anti-epidemic Tibetan medicine.

 

 

Staff at the Shannan Tibetan Medicine Hospital make 2,000 Tibetan medicine sachets . [Photo provided by the Publicity Department of the Shannan Municipal Committee.]

 
In Nielamu, China’s border county with Nepal, more efforts have been made to step up the disinfection work in public areas. People’s body temperature at the entrance and exit of the county are monitored.

 

 

Workers carry out disinfection work in public areas in Nielamu County. [Photo provided by Publicity Department of the Nielamu County Party Committee.]

 
In Lhasa, Tibetan Buddhist temples such as Jokhang Temple and Sera Monastery held prayer gatherings and volunteered to donate money for epidemic-affected areas.

 

 

Nielamu sets up checking points at the entrance and exit of the county and disinfects passing cars. [Photo provided by Publicity Department of the Nielamu County Party Committee.]

 
Many financial institutions in Tibet have also done what they could to contribute to epidemic control. Tibet Branch of the Agricultural Bank of China and Tibet branch of the Pudong Development Bank have provided government agencies and enterprises which are involved in epidemic control with quick access to services like withdrawal and capital settlement.

 


 

A staffer at the Tibet branch of the Agricultural Bank of China teaches customers how to wear a mask properly. [Photo provided by the Branch of Agricultural Bank of China in Tibet.]