China-Coronavirus/Telecom Workers

Telecom workers in Wuhan keep the city online

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Wuhan City, Hubei Province, central China - March 26, 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of telecom workers, engineers repairing traffic surveillance camera
2. Traffic surveillance camera
3. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Liu Yang, engineer, China Telecommunication Construction Third Engineering Corp (ending with shot 5):
"According to this device, the fiber broke 900 meters up. This device tells us the exact location of the tear."
4. Liu adjusting wires
5. Liu checking monitor
6. Various of telecom worker working on electronic parts
7. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Song Li, engineer, China Telecommunication Construction Third Engineering Corp:
"We've been called here because this traffic camera broke down. My team covers the south side of the Yangtze River in Wuhan. We get repair and construction requests like this everyday."

FILE: Wuhan City, Hubei Province, central China - Jan 24, 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
8. Excavator, workers at construction site
9. Photo of telecom worker

FILE: Wuhan City, Hubei Province, central China - Feb 1, 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
10. Photo of telecom workers helping to build hospital

Wuhan City, Hubei Province, central China - March 26, 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
11. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Song Li, engineer, China Telecommunication Construction Third Engineering Corp (with reporter asking questions):
"We got here at noon on January 24th, the Chinese New Year's Eve."
(Reporter: What was the task?)
"We were asked to put the optical cable from 900 meters right over there, get it across the road and go to the top of this building."
(Reporter: Were there any challenges?)
"We didn't have enough supplies in the beginning."
12. Worker wrapping tape around wire
13. Repair work in progress
14. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Liu Yang, engineer, China Telecommunication Construction Third Engineering Corp:
"For sure, I am scared. But this is our job, and we have to do this to better serve the people."
15. Liu checking monitor
16. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Liu Yang, engineer, China Telecommunication Construction Third Engineering Corp:
"Eat out!"
Reporter: What do you want to eat the most?
"I most want to have hotpot and barbecue."
17. Liu adjusting wires

Storyline


As Wuhan's lockdown nears its end, there have been two busy months for some people. The city's telecommunication workers have been working to keep the city running virtually during the lockdown, which has essentially upheld security and people’s home entertainment.

Another weekday in Wuhan, the streets are still pretty empty. But a group of telecom workers have pulled out all their useful tools.

A disconnection was detected for a traffic surveillance camera.

"According to this device, the fiber broke 900 meters up. This device tells us the exact location of the tear," said Liu Yang, an engineer with the China Telecommunication Construction Third Engineering Corp.

The workers have to replace the fiber, some climbing up poles while others go underground.

Most of the city remains on pause due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but these crews have been busy.

"We've been called here because this traffic camera broke down. My team covers the south side of the Yangtze River in Wuhan. We get repair and construction requests like this every day," said Song Li, also an engineer with the China Telecommunication Construction Third Engineering Corp.

In ordinary times, their workload isn't this heavy.

When the lockdown first began, Song's team was sent to help build the city's emergency hospitals. They worked non-stop for over ten days.

"We got here at noon on January 24th, the Chinese New Year's Eve. We were asked to put the optical cable from 900 meters right over there, get it across the road and we didn't have enough supplies in the beginning," said Song.

Not to mention these workers face the major risk of contracting the highly contagious coronavirus.

When asked if he is scared, Liu said, "For sure, I am scared. But this is our job, and we have to do this to better serve the people."

And when asked what he wants to do after the city lifts its lockdown, he said without any hesitation,"Eat out! I most want to have hotpot and barbecue."

The savory spirit of Wuhan spoken by a true local.

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  • ID : 8138752
  • Published : 2020-03-26 20:00
  • Last Modified : 2020-03-26 20:05:04
  • Location : Wuhan,Hubei,China
  • Category : health,society
  • Duration : 1'56
  • Audio Language : Chinese/Nats
  • Source : China Global Television Network (CGTN)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Version : 1

China-Coronavirus/Telecom Workers

Telecom workers in Wuhan keep the city online

Dateline : March 25, 2020

Location : Wuhan,Hubei,China

Duration : 1'56

  • English


Wuhan City, Hubei Province, central China - March 26, 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of telecom workers, engineers repairing traffic surveillance camera
2. Traffic surveillance camera
3. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Liu Yang, engineer, China Telecommunication Construction Third Engineering Corp (ending with shot 5):
"According to this device, the fiber broke 900 meters up. This device tells us the exact location of the tear."
4. Liu adjusting wires
5. Liu checking monitor
6. Various of telecom worker working on electronic parts
7. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Song Li, engineer, China Telecommunication Construction Third Engineering Corp:
"We've been called here because this traffic camera broke down. My team covers the south side of the Yangtze River in Wuhan. We get repair and construction requests like this everyday."

FILE: Wuhan City, Hubei Province, central China - Jan 24, 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
8. Excavator, workers at construction site
9. Photo of telecom worker

FILE: Wuhan City, Hubei Province, central China - Feb 1, 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
10. Photo of telecom workers helping to build hospital

Wuhan City, Hubei Province, central China - March 26, 2020 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
11. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Song Li, engineer, China Telecommunication Construction Third Engineering Corp (with reporter asking questions):
"We got here at noon on January 24th, the Chinese New Year's Eve."
(Reporter: What was the task?)
"We were asked to put the optical cable from 900 meters right over there, get it across the road and go to the top of this building."
(Reporter: Were there any challenges?)
"We didn't have enough supplies in the beginning."
12. Worker wrapping tape around wire
13. Repair work in progress
14. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Liu Yang, engineer, China Telecommunication Construction Third Engineering Corp:
"For sure, I am scared. But this is our job, and we have to do this to better serve the people."
15. Liu checking monitor
16. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Liu Yang, engineer, China Telecommunication Construction Third Engineering Corp:
"Eat out!"
Reporter: What do you want to eat the most?
"I most want to have hotpot and barbecue."
17. Liu adjusting wires


As Wuhan's lockdown nears its end, there have been two busy months for some people. The city's telecommunication workers have been working to keep the city running virtually during the lockdown, which has essentially upheld security and people’s home entertainment.

Another weekday in Wuhan, the streets are still pretty empty. But a group of telecom workers have pulled out all their useful tools.

A disconnection was detected for a traffic surveillance camera.

"According to this device, the fiber broke 900 meters up. This device tells us the exact location of the tear," said Liu Yang, an engineer with the China Telecommunication Construction Third Engineering Corp.

The workers have to replace the fiber, some climbing up poles while others go underground.

Most of the city remains on pause due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but these crews have been busy.

"We've been called here because this traffic camera broke down. My team covers the south side of the Yangtze River in Wuhan. We get repair and construction requests like this every day," said Song Li, also an engineer with the China Telecommunication Construction Third Engineering Corp.

In ordinary times, their workload isn't this heavy.

When the lockdown first began, Song's team was sent to help build the city's emergency hospitals. They worked non-stop for over ten days.

"We got here at noon on January 24th, the Chinese New Year's Eve. We were asked to put the optical cable from 900 meters right over there, get it across the road and we didn't have enough supplies in the beginning," said Song.

Not to mention these workers face the major risk of contracting the highly contagious coronavirus.

When asked if he is scared, Liu said, "For sure, I am scared. But this is our job, and we have to do this to better serve the people."

And when asked what he wants to do after the city lifts its lockdown, he said without any hesitation,"Eat out! I most want to have hotpot and barbecue."

The savory spirit of Wuhan spoken by a true local.

ID : 8138752

Published : 2020-03-26 20:00

Last Modified : 2020-03-26 20:05:04

Source : China Global Television Network (CGTN)

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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