TRENDING Gatekeeper in Wuhan: Community policeman made way for the safety of residents


Gatekeeper in Wuhan: Community policeman made way for the safety of residents

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09:50, February 22, 2020

Shen Shengwen, a policeman serving the Baibuting community in Wuhan's Jiang'an District, was busy helping local communities in the epicenter of the epidemic conduct quarantine measures.

Despite complaints and quarrels among local residents against the closure of communities, he persuaded them to obey the rules for the sake of their own health. Some locals suffered the inconvenience of living alone without their families, and he came to their homes to solve the problems in their daily lives.

Obstacles emerged when he came to screen low-rent residential quarters as many families who live on subsistence allowances and have disabilities may have trouble due to the recent closure. He finished his tasks one by one so that residents in this area can feel assured of their safety.

As a veteran policeman who joined the fight to combat floods in Hainan and went through the quarantine period during the SARS outbreak in 2003, he had similar experiences. “But I never thought the disease would emerge and develop so severely,” Shen said.

He used to think the epidemic had turned Wuhan into a cold city. But seeing PLA soldiers, nurses, doctors coming to aid Wuhan to curb the virus and all the other countries standing in solidarity, "Wuhan will get better eventually."

(Video produced by Zhang Yixuan, Liang Peiyu, Qiao Wai, Wang Xiangyu, Huang Jingkun, Chen Gai and Zhang Tianyi; subtitles by Chen Lidan, Han Xiaomeng; story compiled by Han Xiaomeng)

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