As a public place with an average daily passenger flow of tens of thousands or even more than 100,000, shopping malls are also facing preparations for dealing with the epidemic.

Editor’s note: This article is from Economic Observer Online , Author: Zhang Yanan , Reproduced with permission

Zhong Nanshan, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and leader of the high-level expert group of the National Health and Medical Commission, said that the development of pneumonia cases of new coronavirus infection is in the climbing stage, and it is still very fast in local areas. Medical institutions need Be wary, the main thing for the public is prevention.

As a public place with an average daily passenger flow of tens of thousands or even more than 100,000, shopping malls are also facing preparations for dealing with the epidemic.

A reporter from Economic Observer asked Wanda, CapitaLand, China Resources, Printronix, Longhu, Joy City, Xincheng, Wharf, and other commercial real estate developers about the main measures currently taken.

From the responses received, CapitaLand Central China’s various regional projects have strengthened the prevention of infectious diseases. The protection measures for shopping malls are mainly in three aspects:

First, prepare emergency supplies and isolation rooms, which include: checking and preparing supplies for prevention and control, maintaining inventory of masks, gloves, and protective clothing; setting up isolation rooms and complete personal protective equipment.

Second, on-site disinfection and disinfection, including: disinfection of public areas, increased disinfection times during peak hours; increase of glass door handles, elevator panels / buttons, escalator railings, reception desks, toilet facilities, etc Disinfection and cleaning; replacement of antibacterial hand sanitizer; uniform cleaning and disinfection of air conditioning filters.

Third, the formation of a joint prevention of epidemic development: training of project staff on the prevention and control of epidemic infectious diseases; Wuhan project began to monitor the temperature of tenant employees on January 21.

China Resources Land has strengthened the disinfection of public areas such as the lobby, elevator room, elevator car, elevator buttons, and public access on the first floor of each project. A no-clean disinfection machine is installed in the elevator lobby on the first floor. The call button and car button protective film are changed daily, the toilet is set with disinfectant to disinfect handles and squatting positions, etc., and at the same time adjust the building ventilation system running time.

While the large-scale marketing and drainage activities will no longer be held in the squares in Wanda Group’s central China region, the Group will be notified in a timely manner when conditions arise.

Both Joy City Holdings and New City Holdings have not yet issued emergency plan requirements from the group level to their Joy City and Wuyue Plaza projects. However, according to the Economic Observation Network, Xidan Joy City currently has increased public areas, especially It is the frequency of disinfection of public facilities such as handrails, railings, elevators, and toilets.

Longhu Commercial replied that its malls will implement the following measures: 1. Ventilation: Under the premise of ensuring that the mall temperature meets the standards,Strengthen the fresh air and exhaust arrangements during business and non-business periods to ensure that the air is always fresh; 2. Disinfection: Before and during the business period, strengthen the disinfection of consumers’ high-frequency contact areas, including public areas and bathroom door handles, toilets and toilets Baby room countertops, elevator buttons, etc .; 3. Report: synchronize the symptoms of the new coronavirus among all members of the mall, and if a suspected case is found, immediately report it to the group and relevant departments.

The Chengdu IFS, a subsidiary of Wharf Warehouse, launched the emergency plan immediately. Important measures include: 1. Comprehensive disinfection of public areas no less than 8 times a day, especially in key areas such as elevator buttons and toilets; 2. All frontline employees take their body temperature to work first, isolate them immediately and send them for medical examination if they are abnormal; 3. configure different types of masks and disinfectants for employees and consumers; 4. issue notices to tenants to strengthen epidemic prevention and hygiene, and arrange to strengthen the disinfection process Guidance to tenants and employees; 5. Report any suspicious outbreaks immediately.