[Explanation] On January 18, Qu Changfu, who drove a taxi in Changchun, Jilin Province, paid for his own pocket and installed a protective compartment in a local auto repair shop to completely "isolate" himself and passengers, so as to carry passengers safely. .
According to the data reported by the Jilin Provincial Health Commission, from 0-24 on January 17, 13 new cases of new coronary pneumonia were newly confirmed in Changchun City.
Up to now, a total of 16 confirmed cases have been reported in Changchun City during this epidemic, and the situation of epidemic prevention and control is severe.
As a taxi driver, Qu Changfu has always insisted on operating on the road.
He told reporters that since the outbreak of the new crown pneumonia in 2020, he has never stopped driving.
This year, I have really felt deeply.
[Concurrent] Qu Changfu, a taxi driver
Just like I was pulling passengers today, there were many people who couldn't get a taxi, and it was quite (difficult).
Also, in the morning, I saw that my neighbor also drove a taxi, and they stopped.
To be honest, whether there are passengers or myself, I feel quite congested.
[Explanation] At present, the epidemic has spread to many areas in Jilin Province, and the prevention and control situation is relatively severe.
Qu Changfu introduced that he installed protective compartments in the carriage last year, and the effect was good.
Therefore, he decided to install it again to achieve safe travel between himself and the passengers.
The reporter saw in relevant auto repair shops that many taxis were installing car protection facilities.
According to the store owner, protective compartments have been built for some taxis in Changchun City in February 2020, and more than 2,000 have been installed so far.
[Concurrent] Liu Chunlong, head of auto repair shop
At the beginning of the epidemic, the driver asked us to do it step by step for nearly 20 days a month, which is about 40 or 50 vehicles a day, and more than 1,000 vehicles, but this year started a little earlier. It lasted for a week or so, and it probably built about a thousand cars, and worked overtime for these two days to rush everyone.
[Explanation] According to reports, this transparent protective compartment uses a 0.18 mm thick crystal plate, which is fixed on a temporarily installed bracket to isolate the driving position separately.
According to the installation master, it is required to be tightly closed during the operation and achieve "zero gap" in order to ensure safety.
The reporter saw that it takes 3-4 people to complete the installation of a protective barrier, and the whole process takes about half an hour.
According to the owner of the store, taxis waiting to install related facilities have lined up, which also shows everyone's determination to fight the epidemic.
Reporter from Changchun Lu Shengnan
Editor in charge: [Ye Pan]