HyTest Shanghai has decided to cancel the opening ceremony of the new premises scheduled for the end of February 2020 due to the epidemic situation in China. At the same time, the budget for the opening ceremony was donated to Wuhan, Epidemic prevention and control command, Wuhan East Lake High-tech Development Zone, in order to support the fight against COVID-19.
HyTest wants to support our customers in every possible way at this difficult time and our extensive portfolio offers many products that can help to triage patients in this challenging situation.
On January 30, WHO also declared a public health emergency of international concern regarding the global outbreak of novel coronavirus.
On February 21, we got a short update about the situation from our China office:
"I would say it looks much better under control now. We are looking forward to go back to office soon, maybe in one week. Chinese have obtained more and more knowledge of the COVID-19 as time being. Some drugs are found useful and vaccine is under development, which gives hope to the end of the situation. It's a country-wide war against COVID-19. We are about to win but it's on enormous cost.
HyTest China team is fine. We stayed in to protect ourselves as well as to avoid adding uncertainty to community. And during this quarantine period, we are still able to serve our customers." says Soozy Xi, General Manager of the HyTest China.
Our thoughts are with all those who are suffering.