- Jun 22, 2020
- Business Update
JD Provides Free Nucleic Acid Testing for its Couriers in Beijing
by Ling Cao
JD is providing all of its couriers, truck drivers and cold chain fresh food warehouse workers in Beijing free nucleic acid tests. Over 2,000 employees have already completed the testing.
The initiative is based on guidance from the Beijing municipality government to ensure safety of last mile delivery service during the latest wave of the epidemic outbreak in China. In addition, JD has guaranteed continuous supply of masks, thermometers and disinfectant to its employees.
In addition to ensuring safety, JD is also ensuring supply of fresh produce in Beijing even as many of the large markets remain shut down. On June 20th, JD cooperated with an agricultural distribution center in Gaobeidian, Hebei province to provide logistics service for transporting agriculture products from Hebei to Beijing. JD has allocated 200 regular and cold chain transportation vehicles there, and the first batch of vegetables and fruits were transported to a fresh food supermarket in Beijing’s Haidian district the next morning.
Furthermore, JD continues to provide contactless delivery services for residential compounds based on Beijing’s anti-epidemic needs, including lockers, fixed point pick-up as well as setting up mini stations outside of compounds to send and receive packages more easily.