At 10:00 on January 23, in order to prevent the epidemic from spreading further, Wuhan officially closed the city.
In addition to Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province, a total of 16 cities in Hubei have announced "closed cities", which are Ezhou, Xiantao, Zhijiang, Qianjiang, Huanggang, Chibi, Jingmen, Xianning, Huangshi (including Daye City, Yangxin County ), Dangyang, Enshi, Xiaogan, Yichang, Jingzhou, Suizhou, Shiyan. As of the time of writing, except for Xiangyang City and Shennongjia Forest District, Hubei has been "closed."
Since then, the shortage of medical resources in Hubei has gradually emerged. According to many media reports, with the influx of fever patients, medical protection resources in Wuhan are becoming increasingly tight, and in other Hubei regions outside Wuhan, medical resources are scarce.
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Suddenly, a large number of information on resource collection from Hubei began to appear. In response to this situation, many companies in the new financial sector have begun to take action. Some companies have set up special funds, and some companies have coordinated multiple resources to purchase medical protective materials for Hubei medical personnel.
According to incomplete statistics from Jan. 27, 19 new financial companies and groups involved in new financial business have donated. On January 28, the list of donations was further expanded.
According to incomplete statistics from Caijing, the new companies are as follows:
Gitzo Consumer Finance
On the evening of January 27, Gitzo Consumer Finance Co., Ltd. announced a donation of RMB 1 million to Wuhan to fight the new type of coronavirus pneumonia.
On January 28, Xinye Technology announced that it would donate 1 million yuan to the Pudong New Area Guangcai Business Promotion Association in the name of Shanghai Paidadai Financial Information Service Co., Ltd., to support Wuhan ’s fight against the epidemic. In addition, in response to the shortage of medical supplies in individual regions in the country, Xinye Technology has appointed overseas companies to directly acquire medical masks from Indonesia and other countries, and the first batch of 10,000 masks are being sent to China.
On January 25, Kaiying Network and its holding subsidiary Zhejiang Shenghe allocated 3 million yuan to purchase medical supplies such as masks, protective clothing, and goggles to support the frontline of the epidemic area in combating new coronavirus pneumonia.
As of January 27, Kaiying Network's first batch of 56,000 European standard masks for medical supplies have been shipped to Wuhan, the second batch of 2,500 pairs of goggles have been shipped to Anlu, and the remaining masks, protective clothing, goggles and other materials are in urgent procurement. It will be transported to the affected areas one after another.
Easy to raise
In order to support the front line of the epidemic prevention, the emergency fund-raising was launched. On January 23, Easy Charity joined hands with One Foundation and Hubei Red Cross Foundation to launch a fundraising project for medical supplies in Wuhan, hoping to use social forces to complete material assistance to Wuhan and other regions.
According to Caijing.com, Easy Charity has launched a number of fundraising projects for Hubei.
The first project is a fundraising project for people in Hubei Province initiated by Easy Charity. It is expected to raise 1 million yuan. The fundraising has been completed and the fundraising has reached 1,005,143 yuan. This project is mainly aimed at ordinary people, and a small part is provided to hospitals according to the demands of hospitals;
The total fundraising cost of the second project is 10 million yuan, and the funds raised will be used to provide medical response materials such as masks, protective clothing, and thermometers to Hubei Province. Among them, 5.6 million yuan was purchased for materials, 4 million yuan was supported by the community, and 400,000 yuan was used for project implementation. As of 9 pm on January 28, the project has raised a total of more than 8.26 million yuan;
The third project has a total fundraising cost of 500,000 yuan, which is mainly used to provide masks, protective clothing, thermometers and other epidemic response materials for Hubei Province;
The fourth project has a total fundraising of 500,000 yuan, which is mainly used to purchase 80,000 masks. The funds raised in this project will be used to support medical supplies for the Wuhan epidemic in Hubei;
Caijing.com will continue to pay attention to the progress of donations from related companies.