Pandemic and Flood
In early 2020, coronavirus pandemic broke out in China Wuhan and then spread to all parts of the world. So far (June 24), there have been more than 9 million cases worldwide, which can be equated to the diagnosis of coronavirus disease in the entire Austrian population.
China’s first wave of epidemic seemed to be under control in March. Enterprises accelerated the pace of resumption of work and production. President Xi Jinping left Beijing three times to visit local areas (Wuhan, Xi’an, and Zhejiang Province) and the speech of the three visits could not be separated from “resumption of work and production”.
Unfortunately, in the fight against the invisible virus, Beijing became the epicenter of the second wave of outbreaks in China. Since June 11, there have been over 200 confirmed cases of infectious diseases in the wholesale market of Xinfadi, Beijing.
At the beginning of June, the continuous heavy rainfall in South China caused serious flood disaster. According to statistics, the flood has caused 8 provinces in the south, with a total of 1.76 million people affected and 9 people died.
In the middle of June, the area from Guizhou to the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River suffered from flood disasters. The Qijiang River of Chongqing, a municipality directly under the central government, has the largest flood in 80 years, which is more than 5 meters higher than the guaranteed water level 200.51 meter, the flood situation is a critical and serious disaster. At the same time, the public opinion of the Three Gorges dam breaking in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River has been raising.
No matter natural disaster or man-made disaster, in 2020, the Chinese people are doomed to continue to be in a deep and painful predicament.