Tibet stabilizes food, energy and medical supplies for epidemic control


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LHASA, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region is stepping up efforts to stabilize prices and production of food, energy and medical supplies during the prevention and control of novel coronavirus spread.

No new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection had been reported in Tibet by Wednesday since the region reported its first case on Jan. 30, according to the regional health commission.

The regional development and reform commission has called for production resumption of local businesses to enhance market supply.

Grain and vegetable supplies remain stable in the region, which currently has a total grain reserve of 82,000 tonnes and a daily average of some 310 tonnes of vegetables.

The National Development and Reform Commission has coordinated relevant provinces and municipalities on replenishment of a 3,000-tonne frozen pork stock for the region, which has an on-hand pork inventory of 2,000 tonnes.

The region has seen smooth power supply and sufficient oil and gas reserves with an average daily generating capacity of 21 million kWh of electricity, as well as 81,000 tonnes and 1.6 million cubic meters of product oil and natural gas reserves, respectively.

The region is also maintaining price stability of much-needed medical equipment and supplies including masks, disinfectant, medicines and thermometers.