COVID-19

The 2019-Novel Coronavirus Acute Respiratory Disease (COVID-19) has spread rapidly from Wuhan China since January 2020. This has not only posed serious threats to China as the world’s largest auto market, but also created certain pressure to the automotive supply chain worldwide. To fight against the epidemic and prevent the virus from spreading, Wuhan and other severely affected cities are locked down by the Chinese central government. Besides these, measures like halting public transportation, postponing work resumption and curbing population mobility are also put in place.

The ongoing outbreak of the epidemic has quite affected the auto industry in China and worldwide. Based on the information and feedbacks provided by more than 30 VDA member companies in China, including OEMs and supplier companies, as well as the resources from Chinese associations and institutes, VDA China hereby summarizes the following insights and analysis. (Full Report)

With the spread of the virus in many other countries, China is facing the rising risk of imported infections. On March 26, the Chinese mainland reported a total of 55 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, 54 of which were imported and one from Zhejiang province, bringing the total number of confirmed patients to 81,340, according to the National Health Commission said on Friday, March 27. As for the special administrative regions, Hong Kong reported 453 confirmed cases with four deaths, and Macao reported 33 cases with no deaths. The Taiwan region currently has 252 confirmed patients with two deaths. (Full Report)
 
 

With the stringent measures taken effect to contain imported coronavirus cases, China witnessed a steady decline in confirmed cases during the past weeks. However, with an increasing number of more overseas returnees, the number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China has rebounded somehow since April 7. 2020. From the National Health Commission’s daily briefing on April 9, China received reports of 63 new confirmed cases on the mainland as of April 8, 2020, of which 61 were imported and 2 were indigenous cases in Guangdong province, bringing the total number of confirmed patients to 81,865. (Full Report)

At the very beginning of this week, China reported the highest number of  new infections since March 6, 2020. From the National Health Commission’s daily briefing on April 13, 108 new cases were confirmed on the mainland China as of April 12, of which 98 were imported and 10 were indigenous cases. Of the 98 imported cases, 49 were reported by Suifenhe, a city in Heilongjiang and 35 by Manzhouli, a city in Inner Mongolia autonomous region. The new infections detected in both cities have come into China through the country’s border with Russia, which has put more pressure on its border control. (Full Report)

As of April 23, the number of remaining confirmed COVID-19 cases in China has dropped to 915 and more than half of the imported cases have been discharged from hospitals after recovery. The strict board control measures also lead to a decline in new and imported cases this week.  As of April 23, there were 6 new cases reported (2 imported cases and 4 indigenous cases, 3 in Heilongjiang province and 1 in Guangdong province), bringing the total number of confirmed patients to 82,804. Till April 23, there were 1618 imported cases in total. As for the special administrative regions, the number in Macao remains unchanged while Hong Kong and Taiwan are still seeing few new infections daily. (Full Report)

As of May 8, the number of remaining confirmed COVID-19 cases has dropped to 260 and the existing number of imported COVID-19 cases was 219, which has reached the lowest for 43 days. With the 56 new cases added, the total number of confirmed patients has reached 82,886. (Source of Data: National Health Commission, May 8)

Due to the improving epidemic prevention and control work and the resuming economic and social life, Chinese government has announced steady moves to lift lockdown restrictions and the measures are listed as below. (Full Report)

These two weeks the number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China has rebounded. As of May 22, the total number of confirmed patients has reached 82,971 with 84 new cases reported since May 9. It is worth to mention that 53 out of the 84 new cases were indigeous cases, which prompts the local government to step up epidemic control efforts. As of May 22, the number of remaining confirmed COVID-19 cases has further dropped to 82 and the existing number of imported COVID-19 cases to 43. (Source of Data: National Health Commission, May 22)

This week the Chinese government has further announced measures in key areas, which are listed as below. (Full Report)