Is China under martial law now?

Coronavirus is a viral epidemic that broke out in China in the city of Wuhan in December 2019. It appeared in the city market, where seafood, meat and offal are sold. Due to open borders and frequent movement of people between countries, the virus is spreading to other states. In order to avoid public unrest and control the situation, the authorities filed an appeal with the Chinese Ministry of Defense.

Has China introduced martial law?

Tianjin is a major city in China with a population of 15 million. In connection with the epidemic in China, martial law has been introduced in this area. The military supervises the work of five hundred detachments of doctors and the main city hospital.

120 kilometers from Tianzin is Beijing, which has the main sea harbor. The authorities are demanding the highest level of response to emergencies that threaten people's health in 25 cities, provinces and administrative regions. This allows you to monitor the health status of more than 1 billion people.

In China, a medical facility has been formed that treats patients with coronavirus. Tianjin is the first city in China where the military began to participate in the fight against the epidemic.

What are the restrictions imposed by martial law in this country?

Martial law is a special legal regime that is followed in the whole state or part of it. In the case of China, to date, a special provision has been introduced in the Northern part. Emergency measures are being put in place to ensure security and general order in the country. This will eliminate the possibility of panic that may result from the spread of the coronavirus.

Under martial law, some rights and freedoms of citizens are limited. In 2020, China will ban public transport from region to region. Any mass gatherings are strictly prohibited. To avoid this, in areas where martial law has been introduced, the military patrols around the clock.

Chinese authorities have canceled inter-provincial bus services. Martial law forbids leaving the house at night. Football matches and other sports competitions with spectators are prohibited. In China, as in other countries, museums, amusement parks, cinemas are closed, in which there is an accumulation of a large number of people.

Travel companies and online agencies have temporarily stopped organizing group tours. Chinese authorities are urging their citizens to avoid contact with animals believed to be carriers of the disease. Meat that goes on sale must be processed and checked in laboratories. Chinese people are not recommended to eat raw meat. As you know, coronavirus is transmitted by airborne droplets during the incubation period, so carriers are not even aware of the presence of the disease. All people are advised to wear protective masks.

 The situation in the country

Martial law in China due to the virus has affected the subconscious of the inhabitants of this country. In the Chinese province of Hebei, residents are building protective walls and checkpoints at the entrances on their own initiative. Chinese citizens argue that the construction of a makeshift fence will help reduce the number of visitors to the settlement and minimize the possibility of the spread of coronavirus.

Some villages have erected walls that look like checkpoints. On the walls, the Chinese posted signs prohibiting unauthorized people from entering the settlement.

Coronavirus has caused prices for food and other goods to rise. If we compare the cost of certain goods with the price of last year, then it increased by 17-116 percent. The Chinese authorities are trying to regulate the prices of food and medicines. In February, Shanghai's local antitrust regulator fined a supermarket $290,000 for increasing vegetable prices by nearly 700 percent. The coronavirus has caused a decline in production and consumption. This is due to the fact that many countries have refused to purchase raw materials from China.

Most countries have taken their citizens outside of China to avoid infection. Customs control involves checking travelers for symptoms of the virus.

The martial law in China testifies to the seriousness of the situation, as the authorities have taken a radical decision. Checkpoints are located on the roads, and patrol soldiers work in the city, which makes it possible to reduce the intensity of the movement of large masses of people, their contact and the spread of coronavirus.

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