Coronavirus: China Response and Next Steps
According to the World Health Organization, the comprehensive and strict measures China has taken to contain the spread have yielded positive results and these efforts have been recognized by international community. The numbers of new infections and fatalities are on the decline, and more and more patients are recovering.
Based on the protective approaches regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), China has been able control further spreading of the virus.
China is already working to bolster its economy and return to a more normal semblance of its society, even as it works to contain the remaining chains of COVID-19 transmission. Appropriately, a science-based, risk-informed and phased approach is being taken, with a clear recognition of the need to immediately react to any new COVID-19 cases or clusters as key elements of the containment strategy are lifted.
The next step will see China maintain an appropriate level of emergency management protocols, and carefully monitor the phased lifting of the current restrictions on movement and public gatherings. Furthermore, a centralized research program to fast-track the most promising rapid diagnostics and serologic assays has been established and the testing of potential antivirals and vaccine candidates is ongoing. As China has experience with COVID-19, its scientists are working closely with those abroad to further enhance the systematic and real-time sharing of epidemiologic data, clinical results and experiences to improve the global response.
Precautions Taken by the Organizers of Medical Fair China
We take the concerns of our customers, guests, partners and our staff regarding the coronavirus very seriously. Your safety is always our top priority! As the organizer, Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai will keep work closely with China Service Alliance of Medical Devices Innovation to re-evaluate the situation in consultation with health authorities in order to create a safe environment for all participants.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic, Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai and China Service Alliance of Medical Devices Innovation have paid great attention to it and closely followed the updates. Through rapid internal communication, a temporary emergency team consisting of project team leaders, risk management and legal experts was put in place. The emergency team has paid close attention to the feedback from exhibitors and key buyers and has been actively contacting local and overseas trade associations to evaluate the potential influence on the trade fair.
Medical Fair China will take place from 17-19 September at Suzhou International Expo Center as planned. As exhibitors and visitors, you can expect a higher level of hygiene, safety and medical care at the fairground as usual. The organizers are closely monitoring current developments and is following strictly the suggestions and requirements of the health authorities and the fairground.
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Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Established in 2009, Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (MDS) is a subsidiary of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, one of the world’s top exhibition organizers. MDS is committed to introducing industry leading trade fairs to China and providing Chinese and international customers with superior exhibition services. MDS is successfully holding 13 leading trade fairs and conferences in China, covering a broad range of industries including printing, packaging, wire and tube, plastics, medical devices, retail, safety and health, wine & spirits and caravanning. With a workforce of 70+ fulltime employees, the company’s head office is located in Shanghai with a branch office in Beijing. www.mds.cn.
China Service Alliance of Medical Devices Innovation
China Service Alliance of Medical Devices Innovation is the first industry alliance focus on medical device innovation services. The alliance is co-sponsored by China Association for Medical Devices Industry, several domestic and foreign science and technology parks, innovation service agencies and senior experts. The alliance brings together many domestic and foreign innovation service resources and provides one-stop full-service solutions for medical device innovation projects leading to business growth. The alliance further relies on the medical device innovation network (www.innomd.org) for the operating platform.
The alliance’s business line is "technical services, international collaboration, translational medicine and science and technology finance", covering 15 key links for Innovative project development including product development before the project, commission design, clinical trials and registration until the project valuation financing, achievements transformation, product sales etc.