On the afternoon of February 5, the university leading group held a meeting to re-implement a range of measures to prevent and control the outbreak of the new coronavirus. Among the attendees were Cao Shumin, Xu Huibin, He Xinzhou, Tao Zhi, Huang Haijun, Wang Yunpeng, Zhang Guang, Zhao Gang and other leading group members. The meeting was chaired by He Xinzhou.
At the beginning of the meeting, Cao Shumin conveyed the spirit of President Xi Jinping’s remark at the meeting of the CPC Central Committee. She pointed out that the CPC Central Committee paid great attention to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. While regarding people’s safety and health as the top priority, the central government called for greater awareness and more effective coordination between governments at all levels. Under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core, Chinese people will have enough courage and determination to win this fierce battle in a scientific and orderly manner. Zhao Gang then illustrated the latest statements issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of People’s Republic of China, the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality. The latest statements mainly focused on delaying students’ return to school, caring about students who spent the Winter Holiday at school and enhancing public awareness of prevention and control and so on.
During the meeting, Zhang Guang, on behalf of the leading group, expounded on the implementation of the epidemic control and prevention work. He highlighted some of efforts, including the requirement for the coordinated management between entrances to the school and its buildings, application of the information-filling platform designed for all students, etc. In addition, new measures will be carried out in the next phrase so as to resolutely curb the spread of the virus.
To minimize the impact of the virus, Huang Haijun introduced the adjustment to the teaching schedule for Spring Semester in 2020 and the decision to postpone the return to the university. Delaying the return to school does not mean no classes and coordinated efforts must be made to ensure the normal completion of education work. Relevant adjustment measures for scientific research were described by Tao Zhi. With the principle of “staying at home as much as possible”, Beihang will fully leverage its information technology and the Internet platform to carry out literature research, theoretical analysis, scientific computation / simulation and other work.
Xu Huibin stressed further efforts to strengthen risk awareness and stricter measures to prevent and control the spread of the virus. While the normal operation of online teaching is ensured, preparations for the future return to school should also be made in advance.
At the end of this meeting, Cao Shumin expressed her gratitude to all people fighting the battle on the front-line and concluded that Beihang University will take comprehensive precautionary measures to safeguard the life and health of all students and faculty at this critical moment in combating the novel coronavirus. He Xinzhou urged that representatives of all departments fulfill their duty and pointed out that severer punishment will be taken for any dereliction of duty and malpractice.
Besides, other items were also discussed during the meeting.
Reported by Yu Min
Photographed by Wang Qing
Reviewed by Tan Hualin
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Feng Yueyue