Acquiring masks is becoming increasingly difficult in China. There are numerous reports on social media about orders of masks not being shipped due to masks and related supplies being requisitioned by the government. Sellers are informing their customers that factories and warehouses are now directly controlled by the government. There are also many reports of personal shipments and donations being seized by the government.
As coronavirus cases continue to surge, the common people are facing a severe mask shortage, and pressure builds as the extended holiday comes to an end.
Temporary Hold Notice
Yunnan SF Express Dali Branch:
Due to the severe situation regarding the prevention and control of the current pneumonia epidemic caused by the novel coronavirus, our city is in a major public health emergency first-level response status, and our city faces an extreme shortage of epidemic prevention and control supplies. In order to strengthen the epidemic prevention and control, according to policies in “Emergency Response Law of the People’s Republic of China,” “Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases,” and “Yunnan Province Emergency Requisition and Compensation Method,” the 598 cases of non-Chinese labeled masks being shipped by your company are now under emergency requisition and currently on a temporary hold.
Your company is required to submit shipping information (including the senders’ and the recipients’ detailed information, as well as order numbers and related detailed shipping information) to the Dali Health Bureau before 10:00 a.m. on February 2, 2020.
Dali Health Bureau
February 1, 2020