The impact of COVID-19 crisis on Zhejiang province, China: Analysis of mental health, government, and socio-economic issues
Zhejiang, as a coastal province in China, is densely populated and relatively vulnerable to COVID-19 outbreaks. At the end of January 2020, data released by Health Commission that Zhejiang has the most Coronavirus infections and the worst-hit area after Hubei province. With a population of around 30 million, Chinese authorities resort to extreme lengths to lock down the area to prevent the virus's spread. For example, residents must have their government- issued ticket stamped as special identification codes before allowing one person from each household to leave and buy necessary supplies like food. The situation exacerbated a complex fear among the public. People have a natural fear of the Coronavirus that cannot be reached and cannot be seen. So, this chapter summarizes the epidemic response situation and people's living conditions in Zhejiang, China. It analyzes the health system issues, governance, political issues, government decisions and impacts, and socioeconomic issues during the epidemic outbreak. In Zhejiang Province, a sound health system, active and effective policies, and people's correct understanding of their effects can stabilize people's thinking.
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Xu, Xiayu, "The impact of COVID-19 crisis on Zhejiang province, China: Analysis of mental health, government, and socio-economic issues" (2021). Kean Publications. 904.